U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) were inspecting cargo shipments of foodstuff when they made a sweet discovery on Nov. 27.
Tucked inside candy waffle cones was 11.7 pounds of methamphetamine valued at about $39,900.
CBP officers were conducting x-rayed examinations of arriving cargo when they noticed an anomaly within a shipment of hard candies arriving from Mexico. Once they opened the bag of candies, they found a white, crystalline substance hidden inside the waffle cones. Testing of the crystalline substance indicated a positive result for methamphetamine.
“Our agency is committed to detecting and preventing dangerous narcotics from entering our nation’s border,” said Houston Area Port Director Raymond S. Polley. “This seizure is particularly meaningful as the narcotic filled candy could have ended up in the hands of children.”