U.S. customs agents seize $7.3 million worth of cocaine at the Port of Miami

MIAMI, Fla. -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Miami Seaport discovered about 459 pounds of cocaine hidden in a container at the Port of Miami on May 29.

According to customs agents, officers found the drugs after a canine officer alerted them to suspicious containers at the Miami Seaport.

The bricks were inspected by officers and tested positive for cocaine.

"This is an outstanding example of the excellent work being performed by our officers in stemming the flow of illegal narcotics into the United States," said Director of Field Operations Vernon Foret, of the seize.

The container, which had arrived in Miami aboard a freighter from Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and originated in Panama, held 169 bricks of cocaine hidden within eight cardboard boxes, agents said. The ship also made stops in Mexico and Columbia.

The case is still under investigation and no arrests have been made at this time.

Print this article Back to Top