Ohio Customs Discovers Cocaine-Coated Corn Flakes

In Ohio, Customs authorities said they intercepted a shipment of cereal earlier this month with a special frosting—cocaine.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Cincinnati reported finding 44 pounds of cocaine-coated cornflakes shipped from South America to a Hong Kong residential property.

Officials said a narcotics detection dog named Bico was checking incoming freight from Peru on Feb. 13 when he alerted officers to the package. Officers then found that the cereal contained white powder, and the flakes were coated with a grayish substance, which tested positive for cocaine.

Cincinnati Port Director Richard Gillespie said smugglers nowadays will try to hide narcotics in anything imaginable but vowed that inspectors would “use their training, intuition, and strategic skills” to stop such shipments.