Cincinnati, Ohio-based U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) agents recently seized what appeared to be a shipment of "Sesame Street" children’s vitamin containers with the popular puppet Elmo on the label, but the tyke-sized gummy chewables turned out to contain THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.
The USCBP field office in Chicago, which oversees the Midwest CBP operations, posted images of the containers on social media Thursday.
"Is Elmo a drug pusher? No, but drug smugglers will use their likeness to ship their product," the post read.
The agency said Cincinnati CBP stopped the shipment of children’s Omega-3 vitamins, which tested positive for THC.
Over 50 pounds of THC gummies were seized.
CBP also said the shipment originated in Canada.