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Dulles Airport Drug-Smuggling Recipe? Pa. Man Hides Cocaine in Soup Packets, Says Customs

(CBS/AP)

(CBS/AP)
WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) Never underestimate the creativity of drug smugglers. In recent weeks Crimesider has reported on alleged drug traffickers hiding the contraband in everything from chocolates to body cavities.

So is it soup yet?

Authorities have arrested a Pennsylvania man who allegedly tried to smuggle more than four pounds of cocaine through Wash., D.C.'s Dulles International Airport using powdered soup packets. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested Jose Acevedo, 41, after he arrived on board a flight from El Salvador on Thursday.

Authorities say a customs dog identified Acevedo, of Carlisle, Pa., as carrying drugs. When agents opened the soup packets they claim the drugs were hidden in, they found some still contained rice.

It's far from the first time officials at Dulles have encountered creative smugglers. Last year they found heroin in juice boxes, and cocaine in cooked chicken.

A new way to prepare coke au vin?

  • Barry Leibowitz

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