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Guatemalan man tries to smuggle cocaine in freshly baked cookies

By Malysa Stratton Louk     Jun 21, 2014 in Odd News
Newark - Mauricio Isidro Rivera Hernandez wasn't bringing back his grandmother's home baked cookies to share with friends. These freshly baked cookies contain a secret ingredient - 118 pellets of cocaine - and are worth $50,000.
It is reported that Hernandez was on a June 5 flight from Guatemala with the treats stashed away in three bags checked in with the other passenger luggage.
During an inspection of the luggage at the New Jersey airport, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol discovered the stash during routine examinations of the luggage. The cookies were confiscated and Hernandez was handed over to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Hernandez faces narcotics smuggling charges although it is not yet known if he has retained an attorney.
The cookies will not be eaten and face life in confinement in an undisclosed evidence locker.
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