DM – Rogelio Mauricio Harris, 34, was arrested on Friday for trying to sneak four pounds of methamphetamine in candy-coated candy bars at Los Angeles International Airport onto a Japan bound flight. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials became suspicious when they found forty-five individually wrapped Snickers bars in Harris’s checked luggage and scratched the surface, literally, to find white powder where there should have been peanuts and caramel. Mr Harris’s plot was discovered during a routine luggage check at Los Angeles International Airport, officials told the MailOnline. Officials spotted a large box of candy bars among his personal items and opted to investigate. After unwrapping a Snickers bar, they found that each bar was ‘coated in a chocolate-like substance to make the contents of the package appear to be a real candy bar.’ The fake candy bars, officials say, contained approximately 1,900 grams, or just over four pounds, of methamphetamine. Homeland Security Investigations agents said that the seized contraband would have sold for as much as $250,000 on the street in Japan.
Nice job going through the trouble of actually chocolate-dipping each bar of meth. I just picture some schmo at the chocolate factory with a gun being pressed to his temple thinking “Oh God don’t shoot oh God Mr. Snickers is gonna have my ass for this.” And yes, in this example his chocolate factory candy dipping station line manager is named “Mr. Snickers”.
There is one question I still have here, though — WHO THE HELL TRAVELS INTERNATIONALLY WITH FOUR POUNDS OF SNICKERS BARS? There’s absolutely zero rationale to this guy’s meth-smuggling scheme. It’s not like there are no Snickers in Japan. The entire country of Japan is made up of candy, robots, and teenage girl panties. Just because something sounds like a fun idea doesn’t mean it’s worth trying. Always pisses me off when watching Locked Up Abroad when some jerkoff throws multiple kilos of coke in something ridiculous like 20 cans of hairspray. Be sensible, drug smugglers. Hide your meth in something people would actually take on vacation