When is snack time potentially a federal offense?
Oh, when your snacks contain four pounds of cocaine.
That's what Customs and Border Protection officers at Dulles discovered Sunday night. They seized 1,877 grams -- or four pounds, two ounces -- of cocaine tucked away in chocolate bars and drink boxes.
The forbidden treats turned up in a Guatemalan woman's luggage. The woman had arrived on a flight from El Salvador, and was referred for a secondary inspection.
In her luggage, officers found eight chocolate bars, six of which contained a cocaine center instead of the more traditional caramel or nougat.
Six small drink boxes also contained plastic bags of cocaine.
The street value of the drugs was approximately $130,000.
In lieu of criminal charges, the woman was deported. The Privacy Act prohibits releasing her name since she wasn’t criminally charged.