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CBP agents in Delaware intercept 99 pounds of cocaine concealed in Pineapples

August 30, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
CBP agents in Delaware intercept 99 pounds of cocaine concealed in Pineapples

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Agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Port of Wilmington confiscated 99.66 pounds of cocaine on August 22, 2018.

According to a CBP press release, the cocaine was concealed within the folded bottoms of 20 boxes of pineapples from San Carlos, Costa Rica. The shipment was intended to arrive in Clifton, NJ.

The CBP Wilmington Advanced Targeting Unit (ATU), U.S. Coast Guard, and the Delaware National Guard Counter-Drug Taskforce CBP Liaison targeted the load.

A K9 signaled to the presence of drugs within the shipment which led to the discovery of the drugs.

“CBP’s mission is to prevent narcotics from entering the U.S. utilizing the resources at our disposal – technology, K9s, officers, and our law enforcement partners,” Casey Durst, CBP’s Field Operations Director in Baltimore, stated. “This interception is a great example of the results we can accomplish with our partners.”

Border Patrol routinely carries out random inspections on international passengers and cargo and searches for narcotics, currency, firearms, prohibited agriculture, and other illegal products.

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