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US Customs and Border Protection find 150 pounds of cocaine aboard fishing vessel

US Customs and Border Protection find 150 pounds of cocaine aboard fishing vessel

WASHINGTON: U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized approximately 150 pounds of cocaine which they found aboard a fishing vessel along the Miami River on Tuesday, 11 July during a routine inspection. The estimated street value of the drugs is $1.8 million.

CBP officers boarded the vessel, called Wes Win, to process the cargo and crew arriving from the Bahamas and found 70 bundles containing a white powdery substance. The packages were found behind cans of Jamaican fruit punch, NBC Miami reports. The powder was tested and proved positive for cocaine. Authorities arrested four people, two believed to be crew and two passengers, and took them in for questioning. They handed the contraband over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) for further investigation.