New Drug on the Street: Cocaine Chicken

Do not -- we repeat, DO NOT -- carry cocaine around inside a cooked chicken

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    U.S. Customs and Border Patrol

    Sometimes this stuff just writes itself.

    Case in point: U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Dulles International Airport discovered more than 60 grams of cocaine ... inside a fully cooked chicken. Unfortunately, this chicken's unique blend of 11 herbs and spices included a white powdery substance.

    Latest Creative Drug Smuggling: Chicken Cordon Blow

    [DC] Latest Creative Drug Smuggling: Chicken Cordon Blow
    A man is arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle cocaine in a cooked chicken. (Published Saturday, Dec 5, 2009)

    Maybe Wagner Mauricio Linares Aragon, 32, of Guatemala, was just really, really hungry, but we've never seen any cocaine chickens for sale at the Whole Foods on P Street.

    The chicken carrier arrived on a flight from El Salvador just after midnight on Saturday, Nov. 28. "During a secondary inspection, CBP officers discovered two small clear plastic bags inside the chicken's cavity," said a press release from Customs and Border Protection.

    (We never want to hear a U.S. agency talking about the body cavity of any formerly living thing ever again.)

    The cocaine had an estimated street value of $4,300. Linares Aragon was promptly turned over to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police after being separated from his chicken cordon blow.