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New York Port Authorities Say 3,000 Pound Cocaine Seizure Largest In 25 Years

WorldNews Monday, 11 March 2019
New York Port Authorities Say 3,000 Pound Cocaine Seizure Largest In 25 YearsOfficials found a $77 million shipment of cocaine inside a crate of dried fruit from Colombia at the Port of New York and New Jersey earlier this year, according to a press release on Monday from United States Customs and Border Patrol. CBS News said after a routine interdiction, the agents in New York found 3,200 pounds of cocaine inside the shipping container on Feb. 28, which is the largest coke bust in New York in more than 25 years. The drugs had an estimated street value of $77 million, which Troy Miller, director of CBP's New York Field Operations, said was a "significant seizure" since it's "the largest cocaine seizure at the Port of New York/Newark since May 1994.” The cargo ship...
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In the largest cocaine seizure in over 25 years at the Port of New York and Newark, authorities say they found 3,200 pounds of the drug worth an estimated $77 million, hidden in a container delivered aboard a ship from South America last month. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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