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CBP seizes more than $19M of cocaine found in pineapple shipment: officials

Customs and Border Protection announced Friday that cocaine with a value of more than $19 million seized after being discovered in a cargo of pineapples.
(Customs and Border Protection)

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced Friday that cocaine with a value of more than $19 million seized after being discovered in a cargo of pineapples.

The load of fruit came from Colombia and arrived in the port city of Savannah in Georgia in November; it was intercepted by the CBP Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers, and underwent an investigation, the agency said in a press release.

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Hidden in the consignment of 450 packages that weighed more than 1,100 pounds, according to the officials.

“A subsequent field test confirmed that the packages of cocaine contained in it,” the CBP said.

“A subsequent field test confirmed that the packages of cocaine contained in it,” the CBP said.
(Customs and Border Protection)

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The authorities investigate the drug away, which netted an estimated $19.1 million, the press release said.

It was praised by Savannah CBP Area Port Director Lisa Beth Brown as “an outstanding interception of narcotics by our CBP officers.”

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