ATLANTA — The saying goes that “beans, beans are good for your heart,” but authorities say these dry beans had something extra hidden inside their packaging.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection says they confiscated more than 26 pounds of cocaine from inside a Guatemalan man’s baggage at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on May 13. Officials value the street value at more than $600,000.
Agents say they discovered the drugs after they sliced open a package of the beans and found a white, powdery substance inside which tested positive for cocaine.
Authorities say the man was on his way from Guatemala City to New York before being apprehended. Agents handed him over to Clayton County Police officers. His name has not been released.