Customs officers seize meth hidden in sculptures in Cincinnati

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced that its officers at the port of Cincinnati discovered methamphetamine concealed inside two clay sculptures.

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CBP officers were examining incoming freight from Canada on Friday when they chose a shipment described as two sculptures and a family photo for an X-ray inspection, according to a release.

The officers saw inconsistencies with the density of the sculptures, the release said, so they drilled a small hole in each sculpture and found a white powder.

The powder tested positive for meth, CBP said. The powder and sculptures weighed just over five points together.

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The shipment was headed to a private residence in Auckland, New Zealand.

CBP’s Director of the Chicago Field Office LaFonda Sutton-Burke said, “This is just another great example of how CBP works with our international partners throughout the world to combat illegal narcotics.”

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