Feds seize more than 16 tons of cocaine at Philadelphia terminal

Feds seize more than 16 tons of cocaine at Philadelphia terminal
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  • calendar-gray 18 June 2019

Federal officials seized approximately 16.5 tons of cocaine from a large ship docked at the Packer Marine Terminal in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, APA reports.

The haul is estimated to be valued at over $1 billion on the street, according to a statement from the US Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

The development appeared to be the largest drug seizure in the history of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, according to the statement posted on Twitter.

​In another tweet, the US Attorney's Office informed that members of the ship’s crew have been arrested and federally charged, noting that the investigation is on-going.

Faiq Mahmudov

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