Authorities Seize $1 Billion Worth of Cocaine on Container Ship in Philadelphia

Federal authorities are going to need more trucks to haul away the illicit drugs.

They just seized 16.5 tons of cocaine with an estimated wholesale value of $400 million and a street value of more than $1 billion.

The drugs were inside eight shipping containers on a cargo ship in the port of Philadelphia.  It was the largest drug seizure in the history of the Eastern Pennsylvania District.

The sailors onboard were arrested and charged.

Even though we often hear about legalized pot and the opioid epidemic, cocaine remains a problem in the U.S. as well.

 

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