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Fed seize $600 thousand worth of cocaine stashed inside frozen fish in Brooklyn

May 10, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Fed seize $600 thousand worth of cocaine stashed inside frozen fish in Brooklyn

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Talk about stuffed filet.

Authorities have busted two suspects who attempted to smuggle fish stuffed with cocaine in Brooklyn, New York.

Federal agents reeled in Troy Gonsalves, 33, and Triston Daniels, 32, after the discovery of 20 kilos of cocaine, found stashed inside a shipment of frozen fish.

Both men were arranged in Brooklyn Federal Court last week and subsequently released after securing $150,000 bail packages.

Homeland Security special agent Ryan Varrone said U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers (CBP), first intercepted the cocaine after seizing a shipment of “large, frozen fish” in an air cargo fro Suriname, South America that landed at Miami International Airport on May 4th.

Federal officials sensed something fishy when they filleted the inventory and discovered the cocaine worth an estimated street value of around $600,000.

According to the New York Daily News, agents replaced the fish and transported the shipment by truck to a storage facility located in Queens, which they kept under surveillance.

Varrone’s complaint states on Friday, that Gonsalves, 33 and Daniels, 32, showed up at the warehouse on Friday in a white van and picked up the boxes.

A short time later Feds nabbed the pair unloading the van after they transported the load to another storage facility, located in Brooklyn

Gonsalves admitted to investigators that Daniels informed him that the shipment contained drugs, according to the complaint.

Federal agents said the Queens-based importer of the fish, was previously tied to another shipment of 82 kilos of cocaine seized at the Miami airport back in February, that had originated from Guyana.

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