Two Guatemalan men, requesting entry into the U.S. as business couriers, were returned to their home country Sept. 15 after Customs and Border Patrol agents at Dulles discovered cocaine hidden inside jars of cream and honey.
The travelers arrived from separate cities three hours apart, but both had packages referred to secondary inspection.
Inspectors looking to determine that the contents of the couriers’ packages complied with customs and agriculture laws discovered that the seven jars of cream and honey each had a storage cavity within a second wall lining.
Inside this second wall lining was a white substance determined to be cocaine.
While unable to fully extract the cocaine from the jars, the combined weight of the jars and the cocaine was 12 pounds, 10 ounces. CBO officers at Dulles have intercepted more than 50 pounds of cocaine within the last year.
After interviewing the two men, CBP became satisfied that they were simply acting as couriers and returned them to Guatemala. However, both men were barred from returning to the U.S. for 5 years.
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