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A 46 year old man from El Salvator was caught with cocaine filled Tamales in Houston George Bush Airport.
Way to go Amigo: you smuggle something illegal hidden inside something that needs to be declared to customs when you bring inside the US?
From the 200 Tamales he had in his luggage, 9 were filled with Cocaine.
They would have questioned the heck out of you regardless of the Cocaine or not.
FYI: here is link that describes in details foods you can/cannot bring into the country. Any food item made from a meat product is a big red flag.