58 Kilos of Cocaine found with Nike symbolPosted on December 24, 2013
CBP officers conducted a routine inspection of the container using non-intrusive imaging technologies when they detected anomalies in a commercial shipment of car parts. After opening the container, CBP officers discovered that the anomalies were two gym bags that contained a combined 50 bricks of a white-powdery substance that field-tested positive for cocaine.
CBP officers seized the cocaine, which weighed a combined 58 kilograms, or nearly 128 pounds, and had an estimated street value of about $4 million.
“Narcotics interdiction remains a top Customs and Border Protection enforcement priority, and this case illustrates how CBP officers leverage non-intrusive imaging technologies to intercept dangerous drugs and to help keep our communities safe,” said Dianna Bowman, acting CBP port director for the Port of Baltimore.
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