Tuesday, June 18, 2019

15,000 kg cocaine seized in 2nd largest U.S. bust

U.S. authorities have seized 33,000 pounds, or 15,000 kg, of cocaine from a ship at Philadelphia's port. It is being described as one of the largest drug busts in American history. The massive haul could be worth more than $1 billion on the street. DEA agents found the cocaine on MSC Gayane at the Packer Marine Terminal. Two members of the crew face charges.

The bust is the second largest in US history. A 1989 bust in downtown LA netted almost 43,000 pounds (19,504 kg) of the drug.