Over 2,000 pounds of cocaine found in Miami
USCG found about 800 bricks of cocaine in empty containers on a Bolivian freighter that came from Haiti, after leaving Bolivia in Colombia. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers said the ship that came from Haiti looked suspicious to agents on patrol on the Miami River.
That’s when they decided to search the ship – docked at 3300 N. North River Drive.
Hundreds of bricks of neatly packaged cocaine were found hidden in a compartment underneath the metal top deck of the ship.
We’re talking about more than 2000 pounds here. Wow, talk about the streets are going to be dry for a bit…. lol. But really, wow, this isn’t any small operation here. This is a massive bust was undertaken after a two day operation by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Homeland Security and the U.S. Coast Guard.
“(The bricks) were concealed in the deck compartments of this freighter that came out of Haiti,” Port Director Dylan DeFrancisci said. “These freighters typically come in empty into the United States and they are usually loaded with household goods going back to Haiti.”
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