16.5 tons of cocaine seized at Philadelphia Port, U.S. Attorney's Office says

By Peter Martinez

/ CBS News

CBSN

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More than $1 billion worth of cocaine has been seized at the Philadelphia Port on Tuesday, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. They say the drug bust netted approximately 16.5 tons of the narcotic from a cargo ship. It is the largest in history in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, according to CBS Philadelphia.

CBS Philly says federal authorities are searching the cargo ship and are continuing to investigate.

*BREAKING NEWS* 16.5 tons of cocaine has an approximate street value of over $1 billion. @ICEgov @CBPMidAtlantic @PhillyPolice @USCG https://t.co/GoY2bz4LlE

— U.S. Attorney EDPA (@USAO_EDPA) June 18, 2019

This is a breaking story. Please check back for latest updates.


First published on June 18, 2019 / 3:15 PM

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