Chocolate-Lover Busted for Cocaine-Filled Truffles

Turns out the guy had more than a sweet tooth
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2010 5:35 AM CDT
Robert Lopera hid his cocaine inside Ferrero Rocher truffles, as well as other chocolates and pistachio nut shells.   (?Conanil)

(Newser) – Guess it looked like a sweet deal to Robert Lopera. That is, before customs officials stopped the American at JFK Airport and took a close look at the heavy bags of chocolate truffles and pistachios he was toting on his return from Colombia. Turns out the truffles were cocaine balls covered with chocolate, and even the pistachio shells were filled with the stuff. In all, they seized 15 pounds or $500,000 worth of drugs, NBC reports.

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