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Georgia CBP Officers Intercept $19 Million Cocaine Shipment

SAVANNAH, GA. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers working at the Savannah seaport last November encountered a commercial shipment of pineapples that originated in Cartagena, Colombia.  During a physical inspection, officers discovered 450 packages weighing 1,157 pounds concealed in the produce.  A subsequent field test confirmed that the packages contained cocaine.

OFO Savannah Cocaine Intercept
CBP officers at Savannah Seaport seized over 1,000 pounds of Cocaine

“This was an outstanding interception of narcotics by our CBP officers, “said Lisa Beth Savannah CBP Area Port Director. “This seizure is a positive enforcement action against drug smuggling organizations and highlights the important work our officers do each day to stop illegal activity at our borders and ports of entry.”

The discovery of narcotics by CBP officers within a commercial shipment of fresh pineapples has an estimated street value of $19,114,940.00 and this seizure remains under investigation.

OFO at Savannah intercepts cocaine
CBP officers at Savannah Seaport seized over 1,100 pounds of Cocaine

CBP conducts operations at ports of entry throughout the United States, and regularly screens arriving international passengers and cargo for narcotics, weapons, and other restricted or prohibited products. On a typical day nationally, CBP seizes over 5,000 pounds of drugs.       

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