U.S. Customs officials say they have seized more than 9 million dollars worth of cocaine from the Port of Savannah. The discover was made on April 14th.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Office of Field Operations (OFO) say they removed more than 346 pounds of cocaine with a street value of roughly $9 million.
The cocaine was found at the Garden City Terminal in a shipping container. It held 133 packages containing a powdery substance which tested positive for the properties of cocaine.
“Most successful narcotics enforcement operations are the direct result of solid teamwork. This significant cocaine seizure is a great testament to the dedication, perseverance, and resolve of our employees to keep these dangerous and deadly narcotics off of our communities’ streets,” said Lisa Beth M. Brown, CBP’s Port Director for the Area Port of Savannah.
The shipment remains an active investigation in Savannah.