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Liquid Cocaine Poured Into Shampoo Shipment, Caught by CBP

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers found 9 pounds of liquid cocaine concealed inside a loose cargo consignment of shampoo bottles. The estimated value of the seized narcotics is $106,250.

“Narcotics smugglers try conceal their illegal items within legally imported shipments,” stated Edwin Cruz, San Juan Area Port Director. “CBP officers are well trained to search and find irregularities that might be used to elude detection.”

​On Feb. 28, CBP officers conducting vehicle and cargo inspection operations of the M/V Kydon, arriving from the Dominican Republic, selected loose cargo for secondary inspection.

A CBP K9 alerted to the presence of narcotics within a package of hair shampoo bottles. A sample of the liquid reacted positive to the properties of cocaine.

Read more at CBP

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