Today is Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. Here’s what you need to know. 

Good morning, 

In Cincinnati, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized a shipment of cereal earlier this month. The shipment contained 44 pounds of cocaine-coated corn flakes. It was being shipped from South America to a home in Hong Kong. 

Bico, a narcotics dog, first alerted officers of the package when sniffing a freight from Peru. Officers inspected further and found a white powder in the cereal and the flakes coated in a grayish substance. Both substances tested positive for cocaine. 

Cincinnati Port Director Richard Gillespie stated that smugglers try to conceal narcotics in anything imaginable and that inspectors will “use their training, intuition and strategic skill” to halt suspicious shipments.

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