CBP Finds 205-Pounds of Opium Smuggled on Flight from Thailand

Opium (Drug Education Library)
Feb 18, 2011 — Federal officials said Thursday that a shipment of 205 lbs of pure opium hidden in acrylic cats was seized on January 21 at JFK International Airport. The drug-filled figures were on a flight from Thailand and destined for an address in the New York area. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) estimates the opium is worth more than $9 million.

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