The crates, containing 3,200 pounds of cocaine, were discovered on a ship traveling from Colombia and handed over to the Department of Homeland Security.
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Largest cocaine seizure in New York in a quarter century found in crates of fruit
The crates said dried fruit from Colombia. There was no indication that they were holding tens of millions of dollars’ worth of cocaine but that is what federal agents said they discovered in the biggest coke bust in New York in a quarter century.
After what was described as a routine interdiction, the agents said they found 3,200 pounds of cocaine in a shipping container that arrived at the Port of New York and New Jersey on Feb. 28.
The drugs had an estimated street value of $77 million.
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