“At least” 450 kilograms of cocaine were seized at the Port of Philadelphia Tuesday morning, according toABC News sources. Bricks of cociane were discovered inside duffel bags, inside a shipping container on the MSC Desiree. The ship was en route from Colombia to Europe at the time.
Bolts on the structure’s door allegedly had the appearance of having been “tampered with” in some way, which prompted officials to inspect.
Information about the bust that’s currently available, it’s estimated that federal and local authorities ultimately intercepted 992 pounds of cocaine, with some estimates placing that haul at around $18 million in would-be value.
This was referred to the largest amount of cocaine ever seized in Philadelphia history.
Federal authorities seized millions of dollars worth of drugs today at the Port of Philadelphia. The Cargo ship started its journey in South Ameria and arrived in Philadelphia yesterday. More details on on @6abc. pic.twitter.com/CVPDt3WuGL