Border patrol seizes 35lbs of liquid cocaine in shampoo bottles


These shampoo bottles may look innocent enough, but hidden in the two dozen bottles was 35 pounds of liquid cocaine valued at more than $400,000.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized them from the checked luggage of a passenger at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston Monday.

The agency said the would-be smuggler was a 26-year-old Colombia citizen who will be sent back to his country.

The CBP has turned the cocaine over to Houston police.

A CBP spokeswoman said the man was not arrested or charged because the agency only presents cases, it does not file charges.

She said that’s the job of local law enforcement or the justice department.

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