Cocaine Cake: Man Accused of Trying to Sneak Cocaine Into the US Inside Cake

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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.

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