More than $19 million of cocaine seized in the Port of Savannah by federal agents.
(U. S. Customs and Border Protection )
More than $19 million of cocaine was found in a cargo of pineapples, which came out of a Georgia port of Colombia, authorities said.
The U. S. Customs and Border Protection agents at the Port of Savannah came to the mission in November, the agency said in a statement released last week. They found 450 packages that weighed over 1,150 kilograms hidden in the fresh products.
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“This was an outstanding interception of narcotics by our CBP officers, “said Lisa Beth Brown, Savannah Area Port Director of the agency. “This seizure is a positive enforcement of measures against drug trafficking organizations and emphasized the important work our employees do every day to prevent illegal activity at our borders and ports of entry.”
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The shipment originated in the coastal city of Cartagena. An investigation into the drugs is ongoing. No arrests have been made.
On a typical day, customs agents seize more than 5,000 pounds of drugs, according to the agency.