Officials: White pellets in cookies weren't chips

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In an undated photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a batch of cookies confiscated at Newark Liberty International Airport is shown. Officials at the airport conficasted the cookies with a street value of more than $50,000. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says that's because the cookies had 118 pellets of cocaine baked into them. A spokesman for the agency said Thursday, June 19, 2014, that customs officers made the discovery June 5 during an examination of luggage from passengers arriving at the New Jersey airport on a flight from Guatemala City. (AP Photo/U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
United Continental Holdings Inc. planes sit at a terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey U.S., on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. Newark Liberty International Airport, first named Newark Metropolitan Airport and later Newark International Airport, was the first major airport in the United States and is the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area's busiest in terms of flights. Photographer: Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images
FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2011 file photo, items confiscated by the Transportation Security Administration are on display at the TSA's training center at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. Among the items is a replica M18 claymore mine, center, a fake dynamite bomb, and home-made electronics, lower left. After a man was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport wearing a bulletproof vest, flame-resistant pants and had a suitcase full of weapons, the TSA has restated what air travelers are allowed to bring along. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2011 file photo, items confiscated by the Transportation Security Administration are displayed during a news conference at the TSA's training center at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. After a man was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport wearing a bulletproof vest, flame-resistant pants and had a suitcase full of weapons, the TSA has restated what air travelers are allowed to bring along. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
A home-made cell phone charger, center, is on display next to a home-made strobe light, left, and a replica grenade as the Transportation Security Administration displayed items they confiscated during a news conference at the TSA's training center at Newark Liberty International Airport, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, in Newark, N.J. TSA, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Nov. 19, unveiled a mobile phone and online application that lists items prohibited from carry-on bags or checked luggage. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Officials at Newark Liberty International Airport have confiscated a batch of cookies with a street value of more than $50,000.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says that's because the cookies had 118 pellets of cocaine baked into them.

A spokesman for the agency said Thursday that customs officers made the discovery June 5 during an examination of luggage from passengers arriving at the New Jersey airport on a flight from Guatemala City.

Man Attempts To Smuggle Cocaine Cookies Through Airport

Customs officials say Guatemalan citizen Mauricio Isidro Rivera Hernandez was arrested after officers allegedly discovered the cookies in his three checked bags.

He was handed over to the police department of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and faces state charges of narcotics smuggling.

It is not immediately known if he has retained an attorney.

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