Customs Inspectors in Ohio Intercept 20 Kilos of Cocaine-Coated Corn Flakes

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No wonder those frosted flakes are g-r-r-reat! They’re not frosted flakes. So what are they? They’re cornflakes dusted with cocaine.

According to the Associated Press:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Cincinnati reported finding 44 pounds (20 kilograms) of cocaine-coated cornflakes that had been shipped from South America to a Hong Kong home.

Officials said a narcotics detection dog named Bico was checking out incoming freight from Peru on Feb. 13 when he alerted officers to the package.

The article doesn’t state whether the plan was to somehow separate the drug from the breakfast cereal or the end-user was supposed to consume the combination for a new thrill. With the street price of cocaine running around $112 a gram, it would make for an expensive snack.