Man Busted With $250K of Meth in Fake Snickers: Feds

He's nabbed at LA airport heading to Japan
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jul 30, 2012 11:38 PM CDT
Updated Jul 31, 2012 12:02 AM CDT
Federal agents seized more than four pounds of methamphetamine disguised to look like popular Snickers Bars.   (AP Photo/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

(Newser) – A California man was nabbed aiming to smuggle $250,000 worth of methamphetamine into Japan in packages that looked like Snickers bars, say authorities. Rogelio Mauricio Harris, 41, of Long Beach, was busted as he was about to board a plane in Los Angeles. Federal agents discovered what looked like 45 full-sized Snickers bars in Harris' luggage, said a spokesman for US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

The "bars" were made of methamphetamine covered with a "chocolate-like substance" and placed inside what appeared to be Snickers wrappers, an agent told AP. Harris faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of the drug possession counts he has been charged with. (Read more Los Angeles stories.)

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