New Drug on the Street: Cocaine Chicken

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

By Carissa DiMargo
|  Saturday, Dec 5, 2009  |  Updated 10:55 AM EDT
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Latest Creative Drug Smuggling: Chicken Cordon Blow

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Latest Creative Drug Smuggling: Chicken Cordon Blow

A man is arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle cocaine in a cooked chicken.
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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.

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.

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