Cocaine Filled Bedpost Knobs Seized At Dulles

2:35 PM, Oct 11, 2011   |    comments
  • Cocaine-filled bed post knobs (Customs and Border Patrol)
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STERLING, Va. (WUSA) -- Dulles Airport Custom and Border Protection (CBP) officers have seen plenty of strange places for hiding drugs. Thursday, at around 11 p.m., they found yet another place to hide cocaine, CBP officers said.

"Officers dug into the knobs and discovered a white, powdery substance that field-tested positive for the presence of cocaine. Total weight was 245 grams, or about 8.64 ounces; street value was estimated at approximately $17,000," CBP Officers said. 

The bed post knobs were in a group of goods carried by courier aboard a Taca Airlines flight from El Salvador, specialists said. Officials picked up on the substance from an x-ray on the knobs.

The knobs were allegedly destined for an address in New York, officials said.

CBP released the courier to return to El Salvador, they said.

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