The master’s Gayane has been berthed at the Packer Marine Terminal in Philadelphia, pennsylvania, Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at the latest. The US authorities say they have seized more than $1 billion worth of cocaine from a container ship at the port of Philadelphia, said that it is one of the largest drug busts in American history. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
This week has been amazing and cocaine bust in Philadelphia, pennsylvania, is a another sign that traffickers are turning to east coast sea ports as a result of the increased law enforcement pressure along the southwest border.
The federal law enforcement officers raided a container ship at the port of Philadelphia, discovered a 33,000-pound (15,000 kg of the banned drug, it is one of the largest caches ever to be intercepted on the AMERICAN coast. Federal officials estimated had a street value of more than $1 billion.
It was, in any case, the third big bust in Philadelphia, pennsylvania, and New York city since the beginning of February.
Nicholas Magliocca, a University of Alabama researcher, said that “as soon as the ban to put pressure on one spot, it just pops up somewhere else.”