Nearly 3 lbs. of cocaine hidden in art seized at Hartsfield-Jackson

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Customs and border officers at the world’s busiest airport confiscated approximately $80,000 worth of cocaine hidden in a traveler’s figurines.

According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a 24-year-old woman arrived on a flight from Honduras Tuesday evening at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

During roving patrols, a CBP Agriculture Specialist referred the woman for further inspection.

In her baggage, the three metal decorative art pieces were located. Upon further inspection, an X-ray image of the figurines revealed anomalies.

A CBP officer then opened up the figurines and found a white, powdery substance which tested positive for cocaine. The total amount seized weighed 2.84 pounds.

CBP says the alleged smuggler was immediately returned back to Honduras, her home country.

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