Cocaine Seized in the U.S.

The second largest narcotic seizure in the Port of Savannah in the past year occurred last month.

Officers from U.S. Customs and Border Protection located 133 packages that contained a white powder during an inspection of a shipping container.  When the substance was field tested, it turned positive for cocaine.

156 kilograms of the drug were found, with a staggering street value of more than USD9 million.

“Most successful narcotics enforcement operations are the direct result of solid teamwork. This significant cocaine seizure is a great testament to the dedication, perseverance, and resolve of our employees to keep these dangerous and deadly narcotics off of our communities’ streets,” said Lisa Beth M. Brown, CBP’s Port Director for the Area Port of Savannah.

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