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Student busted for Peruvian cocaine candy at Munich airport

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Student busted for Peruvian cocaine candy at Munich airport
Photo: DPA
10:08 CEST+02:00
A 25-year-old German student has been caught with bonbons containing cocaine extract at the Munich airport, customs officials said on Thursday.

The woman was on her way home from Peru, where she purchased the candies, which are legal in the South American country.

“Things that are allowed in Peru aren't necessarily also be allowed here,” said customs spokesperson Thomas Meister, adding that the 60 bonbons had been confiscated.

The young woman was cited and will be forced to pay a fine for her coca sweet tooth.

This is the first case of cocaine candy at the Munich customs office, Meister said, but officials have noticed a trend in people returning from South America with mate-coca tea.

“The possession and import of such products is punishable by law,” Meister warned.

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