Customs and Border Protection intercepts cocaine-laden cake

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RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas (KVEO) — Customs and Border Protection officers uncovered more than $35,000 worth of cocaine hidden inside a cake.

Authorities tell KVEO that a 22-year-old U.S. citizen arrived from Mexico in a taxi and was sent to secondary inspection at the Hidalgo International Bridge.

Once at secondary inspection, officers discovered two packages of cocaine hidden inside a cake.

Port Director Sylvia Briones says this interception of narcotics ranks high on the list of creativity.

The woman, a Reynosa resident, was taken into custody.

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