Smuggler Conceals Meth In Snickers Bars - as part of the news series by GeoBeats.
Drug dealers are constantly coming with new ways to conceal the illegal substances, keeping the authorities on their toes. A 34-year-old man from Long Beach was busted at the Los Angeles International Airport, while trying to board a flight to Japan. Federal customs officials discovered more than four pounds of methamphetamine stashed away in candy bars. Agents found a large box in the man’s luggage during inspection and opened it to find 45 separately wrapped Snickers bars. Underneath the wrapper, the bars were covered in what investigators called a “chocolate-like” coating to make it look like the real thing.
There was approximately 1,900 grams of meth recovered, all concealed under the fake chocolate coating with an estimated street value in Japan of $250,000. The man has been charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Officials say that the candy bar scheme is a new idea from drug smugglers. According to the Wall Street Journal; “Others have involved using Easter eggs, snack food bags and cans of refried beans to disguise the substances.”