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Officers with the CBP region Southeast noticed the medication during a non-intrusive investigation of a container on October 29

Georgia Customs Agents Capture Record of 2,333 Pounds of $ 31 Million Cocaine from Shipping Container Packed in South America for Europe

  • Officers with the CBP region Southeast noticed the medication during a non-intrusive investigation of a container on October 29
  • The ship was in the port of Savannah, Georgia
  • Container came from South America and was destined for Europe
  • Agents discovered 21 duffle bags with 818 stones of & # 39; a white powdery substance that was tested positive for cocaine in the field & # 39;
  • The drugs weighed 2133 LBS and had a street value of approximately $ 31 million
  • So far, no arrests have been made and Homeland Security is investigating the origin of the drugs
  • Container content was manifested as & # 39; aluminum / copper waste and scrap & # 39;
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US customs and border protection officials in Georgia managed to capture a record of 2,133 pounds of cocaine from a South American ship worth 31 million dollars.

Officers with the CBP Southeast region conducted a non-intrusive investigation on board the ship on 29 October when they noticed the deviation, according to a release of the agency.

The ship was docked in the port of Savannah, Georgia. The container was shipped from South America and was destined for Europe.

Officers with the CBP region Southeast noticed the medication during a non-intrusive investigation of a container on October 29

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Officers with the CBP region Southeast noticed the medication during a non-intrusive investigation of a container on October 29

Agents discovered 21 duffle bags filled with 818 stones of & # 39; a white powdery substance that was tested positive for cocaine in the field & # 39; in the shipping container on its way to Europe

Agents discovered 21 duffle bags filled with 818 stones of & # 39; a white powdery substance that was tested positive for cocaine in the field & # 39; in the shipping container on its way to Europe

Agents discovered 21 duffle bags filled with 818 stones of & # 39; a white powdery substance that was tested positive for cocaine in the field & # 39; in the shipping container on its way to Europe

When opening the container, agents discovered 21 duffle bags with 818 stones of & # 39; a white powdery substance that was tested positive for cocaine in the field & # 39 ;.

Container content was manifested as & # 39; aluminum / copper waste and scrap & # 39;

Container content was manifested as & # 39; aluminum / copper waste and scrap & # 39;

Container content was manifested as & # 39; aluminum / copper waste and scrap & # 39;

Homeland Security Investigations wants to see when the cocaine is placed in the container and where the package was intended. No arrests have been made so far.

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According to the release, the contents of the container were manifested as & # 39; aluminum / copper waste and scrap & # 39 ;.

& # 39; In response to emerging narcotics smuggling trends and threats in the maritime environment, customs and border protection have improved our enforcement strategy for targeting high-risk shipments from source narcotics countries destined for US ports, or going through sovereign countries United States waters, "said Donald. F. Yando, director of Field Operations Atlanta.

& # 39; The scourge of illegal drugs is a very serious international health and safety threat, and CBP will continue to work with our federal, state, local, and international partners by intercepting these dangerous drugs whenever and wherever we can. & # 39;

The drugs weighed 2133 LBS and had a street value of approximately $ 31 million

The drugs weighed 2133 LBS and had a street value of approximately $ 31 million

The drugs weighed 2133 LBS and had a street value of approximately $ 31 million

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The seizure last month marked the largest cocaine seizure of the CBP in the port of Savannah.

It also marked the fifth interception of drugs in the seaport in the past five months.

Their previous record for cocaine seizure took place in May 2019, which was 1280 pounds – or roughly $ 19 million in street value.

The sea container was found in the port of Savannah (photo)

The sea container was found in the port of Savannah (photo)

The sea container was found in the port of Savannah (photo)

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