On February 28, approximately 3,200 lbs. of cocaine, with an estimated street value of $77,000,000, (MILLION) was seized at the Port of New York/Newark in a joint operation involving U. S. Customs and Border Protection, the U. S. Coast Guard, Homeland Security Investigations, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the NYPD, and New York State Police.
An examination of a shipping container entering the United States revealed sixty packages containing a white powdery substance that field-tested positive for cocaine. This apprehension is the second largest cocaine seizure at the Port of New York/Newark, and the largest in nearly 25 years.
Customs and Border Protection officers seized the illicit drugs and turned them over to agents from Homeland Security Investigations for further investigations.