Via Hip Hop Wired:
While medical marijuana may be legal in New York City, cocaine is most certainly not.
The police department of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have arrested and detained a Guatemalan man for allegedly trying to smuggle $52,000 worth of cocaine cookies through Newark Liberty International Airport, reports NBC News.
Mauricio Isidro Rivera Hernandez now faces state charges of narcotics smuggling after custom officials say they found 118 pellets of coke baked into the cookies found in three of his checked bags.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection say the isolated incident happened on June 5. Robert E. Perez, Director of CBP’s New York Field Operations guaranteed that his team would not let up in light of their victory saying, “CBP Officers remain ever vigilant in protecting the United States from the distribution of these dangerous drugs, regardless of the concealment methods employed by these would-be smugglers.