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Cocaine smuggled in bedknobs

Bedknobs and cocaine? Doesn’t have quite the same ring as the children’s movie “Bedknobs and Broomsticks,” but that's exactly what Customs and Border Patrol agents discovered at Dulles International Airport Thursday night.

The street value is estimated at $17,000, and investigators believe the bed frame was headed to an address in New York. The courier was not charged with a crime and was permitted to return to El Salvador, officials said.

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Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.


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