Cocaine seized from passenger at IAH

Items used to allegedly conceal the cocaine.

January 26, 2011 9:52:30 AM PST
A large of amount of cocaine was seized by authorities from a passenger traveling through Houston. On Monday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than 5 pounds of cocaine from a passenger who was at Bush Intercontinental Airport headed to Amsterdam. Authorities say Pablo Moreno, 45, a citizen of Spain, arrived from Nicaragua and was being interviewed by CBP officers when a CBP K-9 alerted to his bags.

CBP officers conducted a thorough inspection of the Moreno's baggage and personal belongings and found a white powdery substance which tested positive for cocaine.

Moreno was turned over to the Houston Police Department.

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