Photo: Customs and Border Protection
On May 29, Customs and Border Protection officers at the Miami Seaport discovered approximately 459 pounds of cocaine hidden in a container at the Port of Miami. While inspecting containers at the Miami seaport CBP officers identified suspect suspicious boxes in a container which a CBP canine subsequently alerted to for the presence of narcotics.
The officers proceeded to examine the entire container and discovered 169 bricks of cocaine hidden within eight cardboard boxes. One of the bricks was tested by the officers and the substance tested positive for cocaine. The case is still under investigation and no arrests made at this time.
The container arrived in Miami aboard a freighter from Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and originated in Panama. The ship also made stops in Colombia and Mexico.