Guy Admits Smuggling Chocolate-Covered Heroin

21-year-old was busted in NJ in June with 3 kilos of drug/candy
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 29, 2017 4:49 PM CDT
Guy Admits Smuggling Chocolate-Covered Heroin
Dark chocolate caramels with sea salt, not heroin.   (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Jessica J. Trevino)

A man has admitted smuggling chocolate-covered heroin on a flight from Guatemala to Newark Liberty International Airport, reports the AP. Jacobo Orellana-Estrada on Thursday pleaded guilty in federal court to possession with intent to distribute heroin. Prosecutors say the Guatemalan citizen arrived in Newark on a flight in June and Customs officers discovered what appeared to be six small layer cakes in his luggage. The cakes turned out to be paper-wrapped packages of heroin coated in chocolate; reports that Orellana-Estrada was carrying 3 kilograms of the drug. The 21-year-old faces up to life in prison when he's sentenced in January. (More heroin stories.)

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