Estimated read time: Less than a minute
This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a find that gives a new dimension to "trick or treat," Mexican agents inspecting a package being sent to England found 59 rolls of tamarind-flavored candy with heroin inside.
The National Guard said Friday that agents used x-rays to inspect a cardboard box headed for an address in London.
When they opened the box, they found a black substance at the center of each roll. Mexican-produced heroin is often referred to "black tar," because it is processed differently than white or tan powder heroin.
The candy is made of tamarind pulp, which is normally reddish-brown in color. Tests later confirmed the substance was heroin.
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.