U.S. authorities seize over $19 Million worth of cocaine

Authorities seized over $19 million worth of cocaine at a Georgia seaport that was discovered inside a shipment of pineapples.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents recently reported the illegal shipment originated from Colombia and was received at the Savannah Seaport back in November, the cargo consisting of 450 packages weighed more than 1,155 pounds that was hidden in the produce. 

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“This seizure is a positive enforcement action against drug smuggling organizations and highlights the important work our officers do each day to stop illegal activity at our borders and ports of entry,” the Area Port Director for the Savannah CBP said in a press release. 

On average, the CBP seizes more than 5,000 pounds worth of drugs per day. 

Authorities went on to say the investigation into the Colombian shipment is ongoing.

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