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NY Customs and Border Patrol agents seize $77 million dollars worth of cocaine

Posted at 11:40 AM, Mar 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-11 13:12:40-04
Customs and Border Patrol agents at the Port of New York / New Jersey say they seized $77 million dollars worth of cocaine in a shipping container last month. (CUSTOMS BORDER PATROL NEW YORK)

 

New York, NY (NBC) – A drug bust at the port of New York and New Jersey last month yielded nearly eighty million dollars worth of cocaine.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it worked with the local police, DEA, and a number of other groups for this bust.

Together, officials say they found over three-thousand pounds of cocaine packed into sixty packages.

The cocaine was found inside of a shipping container but there is no information as to where the container came from.

This was the second-largest cocaine bust ever at the Port of New York and New Jersey.