NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection uncovered more than just filling when they inspected a cake a woman was trying to bring into the U.S. They discovered it was hiding $35,000 worth of cocaine.
The cocaine weighed 4.5 pounds. The woman was entering the country on August 11th at the Hidalgo International Bridge in Texas.
"This interception of narcotics certainly ranks high on the list of creativity," said Port Director Sylvia Brioness.
The 22-year-old woman was a United States citizen arriving from Mexico in a taxicab. A border patrol officer stopped the three people in the cab for further inspection.
It was during the secondary examination, which included non-intrusive imaging technology, when officers discovered two packages of alleged cocaine hidden inside the cake. She was turned over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations for further investigation