A team of Customs and Border Protection Officer seize tea bags with trace amounts of cocaine arriving from Peru.
On May 6, a team of Customs and Border Protections Officers (CBP) seized two pounds of coca leaf products that conatined trace amounts of cocaine. CBP officers within JFK selected a shipment manifested as ‘Green Tea Samples’ for an enforcement examination. The shipment that arrived from Peru actually contained coca leaf products in the form of tea bags, and energy bars; which were sampled and sent to CBP labs for testing. Lab tests concluded that the shipment contained trace amounts of cocaine.