Man Arrested For Trying to Smuggle Chocolate-Coated Methamphetamine Bars Out Of The United States

Written by DeShawn McQueen on Wednesday, 01 August 2012. Posted in Breaking News, Crystal Meth

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Thirty four year old Long Beach resident, Rogelio Mauricio Harris, is suspected of attempting to smuggle at least four pounds of methamphetamine out of the United States via what appeared to be individually wrapped chocolate covered candy bars.

On Friday, July 27, at Los Angeles International Airport federal customs officials arrested the Long Beach man as he attempted to board an international flight to Japan with the individually-wrapped chocolate-covered meth bars.

United States Customs and Border Protection’s Homeland Security Investigations followed up on their suspicions of the large box of what appeared to be candy bars. Upon further investigation they discovered forty-five individually-wrapped chocolate-coated bars of a white powder that was later determined to be methamphetamine.

Apparently, Harris’s reasoning for coating the bars in chocolate was to make them appear as candy bars. All around the globe, this is the most new method of illegally transporting drugs.

In total, the chocolate-coated meth bars amounted to approximately four pounds of methamphetamine or 1,900 grams. In the Japan, the black market value of the methamphetamine is $250,000.00.

According to court documents, Harris has been charged with possession of methamphetamine with an intention to distribute. He faces upwards of life in prison, with a minimum of 10 years in prison.

Original Article: losangeles.cbslocal.com

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DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen is a staff writer at Recovery Now Newspaper and Recoverynowtv.com, an informative newspaper that serves as a resource for persons of all stages of drug and alcohol treatment, by giving them access to relevant and necessary information so that they may live balanced and substance-free lifestyles. DeShawn graduated from Wayne State University with Bachelor of Science degrees in psychology and premedical sciences. He holds a Juris Doctors degree in law from Valparaiso University School of Law. DeShawn’s writing and research has been published in such academic journals as Behavioral Pharmacology and Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior among others. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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