A large haul of corn flakes cereal covered with cocaine was recently intercepted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection after it arrived in Ohio, officials said Friday.
The 44-pound shipment, which had come from Peru, carried an estimated street value of more than $2.2 million, according to the CBP. Corn flakes covered with cocaine were recently intercepted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the agency said.
A narcotic-detecting canine was the one who alerted officials to the suspicious substance as the shipment passed through Cincinnati on its way to Hong Kong.
Through testing, officials confirmed the substance was cocaine, the agency said.
“The men and women at the Port of Cincinnati are committed to stopping the flow of dangerous drugs, and they continue to use their training, intuition, and strategic skills to prevent these kinds of illegitimate shipments from reaching the public,” said the port’s director, Richard Gillespie, in a statement.
The CBP says it intercepted an average of about 3,677 pounds of drugs per day throughout the United States last year.