"Coke" Can - Not What it's Cracked Up to Be

By Jackie Morlock
|  Thursday, Nov 6, 2008  |  Updated 8:18 AM PDT
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"Coke" Can - Not What it's Cracked Up to Be

NBC 10

Crack cocaine found inside two separate Coke cans on a U.S. Airways flight Friday.

Just imagine you crack open a can of Coca-Cola only to discover it's packed with crack cocaine. Oh, it can happen.

Two airtight baggies of crack cocaine were stashed in two separate Coke cans on a U.S. flight from Montego Bay, Jamaica to Philadelphia on Friday, October 31, 2008.

How much drugs were actually found? 16 ounces or about 450 grams of cocaine, discovered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

“For many of us, it is the first time we’ve witnessed narcotics smuggled in cola cans, but for each one of these unique smuggling methods we detect, it is one less concealment method bad guys can use,” Allan Martocci, CBP’s Director for the Port of Philadelphia said.

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