More than $1 billion worth of cocaine has been seized at the Philadelphia Port on Tuesday, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. They say the drug bust netted approximately 16.5 tons of the narcotic from a cargo ship. It is the largest in history in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Federal authorities are searching the cargo ship and are continuing to investigate. Agents boarded the vessel, found the container in question, inspected it and removed it from the vessel. It has been taken to an undisclosed federal facility for investigation.

US officials in Philadelphia busted 16 tons of cocaine worth more than $1 billion


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