September 22, 2012 - For the third time in one
week, Customs and Border Protection officers at
Washington Dulles International Airport recorded
a business courier narcotics seizure when
officers discovered nearly six pounds of cocaine
Saturday morning that was concealed inside
blocked sugar and in soup mix packages.
The Guatemalan courier, who arrived about 2 a.m.
from El Salvador, was referred to a routine
secondary inspection. During that examination,
CBP officers discovered a white, powdery
substance in two hard brown bricks labeled as “Dulce
de Panela” which is a molasses-like, brown candy
made of unrefined sugar, and in five packages of
“Hilachas,” a beef soup.
A CBP narcotics detector dog alerted to the
seven items, and the white substance
field-tested positive for cocaine. Total weight
of the cocaine measured 2,641.9 grams or 5
pounds, 13 ounces.