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

Not the ship that carried the coke

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.

 

4 Comments

  1. man oh man, that will sure drive the price up , that is the rule of supply and demand, no supply or limited and I,am sure it is limited NOW, and the demand will go sky high, Maybe go have a talk with the ones that we,re going to receive the containers, some more arrest there. don,t leave anyone out, and , that will sure but a bite in the manufactures monthly bonuses.

  2. It would be interesting to know at what port(s) that ship took on the cargo of cocaine? Perhaps drug enforcement agencies should focus on that/those foreign ports. Maybe all ships arriving in the U.S. from those ports should be automatically refused access to U.S. ports. In any event, the ship should be seized and sold,and the captain and the ship’s owners prosecuted in U.S. courts.

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