Advertisement

Texas News

News > News > Texas News > Cocaine found in tamales at Houston airport

Cocaine found in tamales at Houston airport

Federal officials at a Houston airport found several ounces of cocaine inside tamales being carried by a man from El Salvador.

A release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection obtained Sunday states that officers found 7 ounces of cocaine after selecting the 46-year-old man for additional screening at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

They found a box with 200 tamales inside and discovered nine separate bags of a white substance inside some of the tamales last week. The man, who was traveling to New York, had not disclosed the tamales on his traveler's declaration.

The substance tested positive for cocaine.

The release states that the drugs were seized and the traveler was turned over to the Houston Police Department.

(Photo:Shutterstock/Vic Hinterlang) UPDATE: 4:13 At least ten people are dead and ten wounded, most of them...
The former city manager of the South Texas town of Crystal City has been sentenced to 35 years in federal prison...
A group of nearly 60 officials from communities hit hard by Hurricane Harvey is asking Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to...
The statewide gas price average in Texas is now $2.70 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA...
All lanes of the I-35 frontage road at Wonder World in San Marcos are closed due to an earlier oil spill. The City...