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Man Caught Smuggling Cocaine Hidden in Easter Candy

Two days before Christmas my true love gave to me, 14 pounds of cocaine in Easter eggs? If that line seems a little off, so did luggage filled with pastel-colored Easter egg-shaped candy two days before Christmas.

According to CNN, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Los Angeles International Airport became suspicious when they saw the odd choice of holiday candy in a man's bag because they are trained to look for anomalies or anything out of the ordinary in their efforts to crack down on smuggling operations and drug trafficking.

Customs officials cut open the candies and found white powder, which tested positive for cocaine. More cocaine was found under a false cardboard bottom in a paper bag in the man's possession. The man was charged with importation of a controlled substance. He could face a maximum penalty of life in prison if he is convicted.

The 23-year-old Florida man was returning to the U.S. through LAX after a weeklong trip to Colombia. He was scheduled to appear in federal court in Los Angeles on Monday to face the drug charges. Officers with the Homeland Security Investigations unit of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are further looking into the smuggling operation connected to the man's case.

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Feds: Smuggler hid cocaine in candy Easter eggs (CNN)

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