Customs officials seized more than 4 pounds of cocaine hidden inside chocolate bars and drink boxes at Washington Dulles International Airport.
A Guatemalan woman arrived on a flight from El Salvador on Sunday, presenting herself as a courier on business, officials said.
During a inspection of her baggage, Customs and Border Protection officers found the unusual looking chocolate bars, cut one open, and found a bar of cocaine wrapped in plastic, covered in chocolate, said CBP spokesman Robert Hunt.
Customs and Border Protection officers discovered eight chocolate bars, six of which contained a cocaine center, and six small drink boxes that contained plastic bags filled with cocaine.
The street value of the chocolate cocaine was about $130,000, authorities said.
Authorities determined that the woman worked for a legitimate courier.She was not charged, but immigration officials canceled her visa, and put her on the next plane to El Salvador, Hunt said. The woman faces a five-year ban from returning to the United States.