NEW YORK — This one takes the cake! Customs officials in New York say a man from Mexico used cakes to try and smuggle cocaine into the US.
Agents told WFSB Jesus Martinez Ramirez hid roughly $33,000 worth of cocaine in five cakes.
He got caught when an x-ray of his luggage showed the packages hidden inside the cakes. The packages of white powder tested positive for cocaine, according to agents.
In all, they confiscated 2 pounds of cocaine.
Ramirez was turned over to the Port Authority Police Department.
He was charged with smuggling and will be prosecuted by the Queens County District Court.