HOUSTON -- (KTLA) -- Authorities inspecting food shipments at a Texas airport seized nearly 12 pounds of methamphetamine that they found hidden inside candy waffle cones, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced this week.
CBP officers were X-raying cargo shipments at Bush International Airport in Houston on Nov. 27 when they discovered an anomaly in packages containing hard candies from Mexico, the agency said in a news release on Monday.
Inside the bags, officers found candy waffle cones containing approximately 11.7 pounds of a white, crystalline substance, according to the release.
The substance tested positive for meth, the agency said.
Officers confiscated five bags of the narcotics, which had an estimated value of nearly $40,000.