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Two weeks later, a woman was sent back to Honduras after customs officials discovered nearly three pounds of cocaine hidden inside decorative metal figurines in her bags. The drugs were valued at about $40,000.
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And last summer, authorities uncovered a cocaine smuggling operation in which passengers allegedly stashed the drug inside sealed pineapple cans.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents became suspicious when they picked up the cans and realized they weighed more than normal. Instead of finding preserved produce inside, agents said they found about 4 kilograms of cocaine. The busts led to the indictment of eight suspects believed to have smuggled more than 375 kilograms of cocaine from Costa Rica during 90 trips to Atlanta.
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All three suspects arrested Sunday remain held at the Clayton County Jail without bond, records show.
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The suspects took off, but two of them have been arrested.