CBP officers seize religious candle filled with crystal meth

Customs and Border Protection confiscated this innocent looking religious candle that passed through the air cargo facility in Ontario.

It weighed more than it should have, and inside they found a blue cylinder. They cut into it and found a white crystalized substance that tested positive as crystal meth

It weighed just over one and a half pounds and has a street value of about 23-thousand dollars.

"Our officers are very mindful of an individual's property including spiritual items, yet they remain focused on keeping dangerous drugs off the streets of our community," said Mitchell Merriam, CBP Los Angeles Area Port Director.

The candle was headed to North Carolina, but now it is in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security.

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