CBP Seizes Cocaine at Red Hook Terminal

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

NEW YORK, N.Y. — U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers from the Port of New York/New Jersey discovered cocaine hidden within a refrigerated container at the Brooklyn terminal.
On May 7, 2012, CBP Officers from the Port of NY/NJ conducted an inspection with U. S. Homeland Security Investigations agents of containers at the Red Hook Container Terminal, destined for Antwerp, Belgium.  While examining a refrigeration unit, CBP and HSI discovered 11 brick shaped objects concealed within the container.  The contents of the packages tested positive for cocaine and contained approximately 24.6 lbs. (11.2 kg) of cocaine.
“Cocaine is a dangerous narcotic and CBP does its part in keeping these drugs off the streets,” said Robert E. Perez, Director of CBP’s New York Field Operations.  “Our Officers work alongside HSI agents daily in protecting the American people from these illicit substances.”
This case is still under investigation and no arrests have been made yet.
 

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