Smugglers replace sugar coating with cocaine on corn flakes

Fake coating amounts to 45 pounds of cocaine
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Posted at 7:22 PM, Feb 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-20 19:22:30-05

BUFAALO, NY (WKBW) — A U.S. Customs dog alerted authorities to a shipment of breakfast cereal, frosted with cocaine instead of sugar.

Federal authorities say that fake sugar coating amounted to about 45 pounds of cocaine.

Authorities say it has a street value of nearly $3 million.

The shipment originated in Peru, and was on its way to a private residence in Hong Kong before it was seized during transit at the Port of Cincinnati.