Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Feds Seize Over $1 Billion Of Cocaine In Historic Bust In Philadelphia

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Over $1 billion worth of cocaine was seized during a drug bust at Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia on Tuesday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office says. Federal sources confirmed to CBS3 that a bust took place on a cargo ship that was docked at the port.

Agents of the Federal Ministerial Police (PFM) attached to the General Directorate of International Police Affairs and Interpol managed the arrest of 'El Guermex' or 'El Gueracasa', known for being leader of Los Meléndez gang dedicated to the trafficking of people.


According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, 16.5 tons of cocaine was confiscated, making it the largest drug seizure in the history of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Two people were arrested and federally charged. Before coming to Philadelphia, the Mediterranean Shipping Company ship was previously in the Bahamas, Panama, Peru and Colombia.

“A U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations-led multi-agency inspection of shipping containers aboard the MSC Gayane resulted in a substantial cocaine seizure in Philadelphia on June 17, 2019. Authorities continue to process the seized cocaine and continue its inspection aboard the vessel in the Port of Philadelphia. Authorities have made two arrests, and will release a final tally and additional details when this operation concludes,” the U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement

Authorities say agents boarded the vessel, identified the container in question, inspected it and removed it from the vessel. It was then taken to an undisclosed federal facility for analysis.

Authorities are weighing the cocaine at the location and looking for other evidence, including DNA.

Officials say there may be more drugs in other containers on the vessel.
The length of the investigation could continue long enough that the vessel will have to be moved to make way for other incoming ship traffic.

U.S. Attorney William McSwain was personally overseeing parts of the investigation and drug seizure

“This is one of the largest drug seizures in United States history. This amount of cocaine could kill millions – MILLIONS – of people,” McSwain tweeted.

The Mediterranean Shipping Company said in a statement they are taking “this matter very seriously.”

“Mediterranean Shipping Company is aware of reports of an incident at the Port of Philadelphia in which U.S. authorities made a seizure of illicit cargo. MSC takes this matter very seriously and is grateful to the authorities for identifying any suspected abuse of its services,” the statement reads. “Unfortunately, shipping and logistics companies are from time to time affected by trafficking problems. MSC has a longstanding history of cooperating with U.S. federal law enforcement agencies to help disrupt illegal narcotics trafficking and works closely with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).”

Mayor Jim Kenney’s office said in a statement that Kenney is “thankful for the hard work” of local and federal authorities.

“Every ounce of drugs we keep off the streets is helping to keep Philadelphians safe and alive. Mayor Kenney is thankful for the hard work of the Philadelphia Police Department, FBI, ICE, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the U.S. Coast Guard,” the mayor’s office said in a statement.

The suspects’ identities have not been released.

94 comments:

  1. It will get resold in Europe

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    1. How can it be sold, if it has been captured lol.

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    2. So just cause it got captured seized or busted your telling me they can't resell the product genius?

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    3. 8:23 is pure black money and TAX FREE. The life support of the cocaine Import Agency.

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    4. 259 it is seized, once presented in court, it will be destroyed, not resold, this happened in US, not MEXICO, wake smarty pants.

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    5. 8:23 a como seras pendejo mijito,
      te iras pal Cielo por inocente
      y te corren pal inferno por pendejo.
      Ya esta en el eBay guey, no shipping or handling fees.

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    6. 7:22 go back to sleep and keep dreaming that U.S. is not corrupt who's Mexico's handler you think?

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  2. You would think that anything that ships direct outbound on freight from Columbia or Peru would be on the CBP’s radar.

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    1. Saw an episode on New Zealand border patrol . Most ships from that part of the world get extra attention & special divers checking the bottom hull of the ship for any irregularities .Never seen divers doin that before.

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    2. I’m sure there’s been plenty of shipments of this caliber in the past, but you have to have some real money to gamble to send this type of quantity. So I hate to say it’s a rookie mistake to assume they’re not monitoring what ships out. If they already monitor the amount of ether and other chemicals, what else are they not watching out for? Shipments of cocaine???

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  3. Diablazo. Someone is dying for that one.

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    1. More then one.many people will die over that

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    2. 5:50 nah, they still got a lot of cards up their sleeves,
      and extra jokers to complete anything they need.
      This gets fixed quick, usually with a deal or several nobody will refuse. Dark rooms full cigarette smokes were made for that.

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  4. "Kills millions of people" haha for some people cocaine is life cant go without it

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    1. Agreed. Los ventanas broken in my car and doors broken to steal things inside are so true.

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    2. @ 5:17 They can go without it. They simply choose not to or are hooked.

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    3. Duh 🙄 ! If they are hooked that means they can’t go without it!

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  5. That would've cooked a lot of cake to be sold in N Killadelphia, Camden and Trenton!

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  6. Chapo snitched... Or somebody else.

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    1. That's old, get over it.

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    2. 5:52 Lmao 🤣💀 never gets old. Good one

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    3. Never gets old ! Lol

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  7. This is a politicos’ shipment that was stopped. No narco organization would put 15 tons (worth minimum $100M) on one boat. This reeks of someone who thinks they can get away with anything. Some sort of state organization owned this shipment—my first thought is Venezuela.

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    1. Huh that makes so.e sense.you would think a cartel would split it over a few containers or dif.ships.unless they have sent similiar sized loads before with no problem or thought they had the rite people paid off

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  8. The C.I.A, Forgot to tell the local police that was their shipment

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  9. Damn that is a lot of coke!!!

    I heard cocaine is making a comeback due to all the overdose deaths from fentanyl.. Seems like the whole fentanyl strategy by dealers to make the drug more potent and up profits may have failed.. Short term it worked but the druggies have learned.. Most druggies not looking to die, just get high...

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    1. They are putting fentanyl in coke

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    2. @11:18, that is false!! The media is trying to feed people that bs to scare people. Literally no one would mix Fetty with Coke 🤦🏽‍♂️

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    3. Yes they do, ask any American crack heads. They mix anything gets them high.

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    4. The users are mixing what they believed to be heroin with cocaine .not the dealers on some large-scale

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    5. @8:51, just no. American crack heads huh 😂 😂. Just keep believing what the police tell you. Which of course, they are doing the testing of it and then give you the reports. Those can’t be manipulated at all. Not a chance.

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    6. @11:01 it's not bs.it really is happening

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  10. Put a wall around the ocean!!!
    Stupid imbecils that think a damn wall along the southern border is going to change anything drug related.

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    1. The WA would only shift shit back to Florida, where they think it belongs, some people want to keep up with their shark loan payments, or the Russians' Red Mafiya will break their bones.

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  11. Dang.. lotta weight

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  12. for every 1 stopped how many get thru?

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  13. This is yuge!!! Trump's work at the border is forcing them to try new routes and they failed Bigley here!

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    1. Hahahaha this isn't a new shipping rout haha you're and idiot hahaha

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    2. 🤦🏽‍♂️, Philly has been the spot for Coke for at least 7 years. I know some Gulfos that go directly to Philly.

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    3. @11:02, tu si sabes. Be safe out there.

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    4. Golfos wish they could get they’re hands on that much blow.. truth is there is no one calling the shots in Tamaulipas therefore with that much in-fighting going on Colombians won’t dare front any pendejo from Tamaulipas shit cause they’re not good for it and there isn’t anyone in Tamaulipas with enough money to buy the merca up front ... so explain 11:02 just how the fuck you came up with such ridiculous assumption

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  14. WOW 1 billion worth, people are going to go missing and Heads are going to roll in Mexico for a few weeks

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    1. June 21 7:46pm.
      You sound so stupid so stupid.. a frickin Columbia or Bolivia Peru costs approx 2000 usd. Maybe 4 these days.. now you buy 15 tons which is 30,000 ponds the whole load with shipping was probably 50 million USD.. you never heard of 10 guys with 5 million each putting in together?? Coke is at it's highest back in 2006 is was 17000 in chicago . Now that same square is 18000 in Mexico City and about 28000 in Chicago maybe 30.000....so if what your trying to wrap your peanut brain around the words you need but you've never seen a 1/4 square let alone more to say dumb stuff and Coke going down.. it's all about the synthetics ie meth and fentanyl.. so if the Mex peeps can buy the precursors etc and a brick costs 2000usd IN GDL of meth and it's made in Mexico sent for sale then money back to Mexico.. where coca first has to be set up with people in s. America then the dangerous trip to Mexico normally stopping in Costa Rica or hunduras then taken by land or plane to Mexico then the coke has to make it past all the retens and crazy stuff in Mexico just to get to USA border where for sure some will be lost then the guys selling it in USA some will get robbed killed overdose get caught as well as money loads going south... So it made no sense in last 5+ yes to mess with coke...

      UNLESS IT WAS GOING TO SPAIN FIRST THEN LONDON THEN ITALY THEN HOLLAND THEN THE CHERRY ON TOP THE PRIZE OF PRIZES AUSTRAILIA.. 175,000 FOR 1 SQUARE OF COKE THAT ARRIVED IN SAME QUALITY AS WHEN IT LEFT SOUTH AMERICA . LONDENPAYS LIKE 90,000 EUROS ASAUARE AND THEY HAVE BIG MONEY THERE AND PEOPLE WANT THAT REAL STUFF NOT THAT WHITE POWEDER BUT THAT STUFF THAT LOOKS LIKE AN OPAL OR AFISHESSCALE . IF YOU CANT KEEP UP.WITH WHAT IM SAYIMG LET ME KNOW ICANSEND YOU SOME PICTURES... BUT TRYST ME 50 MILLION IS LIKE NOTHING YOU ARE JUST A PERSON FLAPPING LIPS ABOUT WHAT YOU KNOW NOTHING.. ITS CUTE .OH THIS CARTEL DOMT HAVE THIS MUCH.. AY NINA POBRESITA . DONT YOU KNOW AS THE DESCHABLES FIGHT AND DIE, THE BIG BOYS ARE WORKING OUT BIGGER AND BETTER THINGS IF THAT WOULD OF MADE IT TO USA AND NOT BEEN CAUGHT FOR SURE THE PRICE OF WHITE LIKE I SAY IS 27-30 DEPENDING WHERE YOU FIND YOURSELF ON THE LADDER BUT IT WOULD OF BEEN BACK TO A NICE EVEN 20.AND PEOPLE WOULD HAVE BEEN SO HAPPY.. OH P.S. HEROIN HAS DROPPED 50.PERCENT DUE TO HOW CHEAP FENTANYL IS TO MAKE A KILO OF H WAS 20 GRAND USD IN MEXICO CITY 5 YEARS AGO NOW ITS 10 GRAND AN THE SAME KILO 5 YEARS AGO WAS 45000 IN CHICAGO.. NOW A BRICK OF RAW UNTOUCHED H IN CHICAGO IS LIKE 20,000 USD OR LESS ... MORAL OF THE STORY GREED AND SYNTHETICS HURT A GOOD THING AND MANY PEOPLE.. IN USA.. BUT THE MEX GUYS DONT CARE THERES A HUGE DEMAND IN ITALY HOLLAND LONDON SPAIN AUSTRAILIA SO YUP... STOP COMMENTING SAYING SUCH THINGS LIKE A WHOLE GROUP CANT DO SOMETHING.. THERE ARE GUYS WHO DONT EVEN BELONG TO ANY GROUPS IN MX AND THEY JUST PAY FEE AND ARE PUSHING AS MUCH AS THEY CAN.. ITS CALLED BEING AN INDEPENDANT DRUG TRAFFICKER AND THEY ARE NOT IN A CARTEL BUT BET YOUR SWEET CHEEKS THEY PAY THAT FEE... BUT ITS ALL GOOD OK.. WELL THIS IS WHY I TRY NOT TO.READ THE COMMENTS.. PEOPLE WHO BARELY DIP THERE TOES SAY THE MOST AND IM OUT HERE WET UP TO MY NECK AND IT PAINSME TO READ SUCH REDICULAS THINGS..

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  15. Someone screwed up big. This is a big load. Europe is going to be dry for a minute. And also who moves 15 tons at time? It be good when the full story of this comes out.

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  16. 16 tons and what do you get
    another day older and deeper in debt
    saint peter don't you call me, cause I can't go
    I owe my soul to the company store

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  17. And the one with 30k kilos got through

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  18. Sinaloa dropping dime on their counterparts.
    Looks like the east coast 4th of July celebrations will be ending early this year.

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  19. Holy shit that's a lot of blow!Someone was pretty confident.Probably been doing it this way for a long time.I would hate to see the consequences of how this confiscation will 'be paid for' as in how many lives lost for this!

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  20. Mencho is not going to be happy about this..

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    1. That tweaker doesn’t care about blow ... he’s strictly fucking with meth heads only

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    2. Cjng is made up of many old school families from michoacan that have been moving tons of coke since the late seventies. U dont know anything u talk of. Do u not understand how much blow come thru the port of lazro Cardenas and manzanilo? And who controls those two ports????

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    3. 9:47 cds groupies act like they don't know.. they will play dumb on ALL the mencho or cjng post and comment section but they know cjng has the ports.. I been seeing the same comment for years

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    4. Haha haha ... pinches michoacacas were nothing 10yrs ago homie ... you forgot Zambadas gave them support to rid their state of zetas back in the mid 2000s... moving tons of coke back in the 70s is the biggest crock of shit I’ve heard .. Escobar wasn’t even moving that much weight back then... please check your sources mocosos, Juárez and Sinaloa have been the only cartels historically known for moving coke by 100s of tons other than the Colombians ... everyone else simply chump change hoodlums trying to make a name ... lmao at the beginning of the 2000s michocagada didn’t even have a cartel !

      -Real Talk

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    5. The valencia clan started moving coke in the late 70s and were also growing amapola and weed well before that. U r full of shit if u r gonna deny that michoacan has been shit saying michoacan were small 10 yrs ago 😆

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  21. That’s a lot of fucking cocaine, wonder who fucked up or snitched.

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  22. That's at least $300,000,000 at wholesale pricing. Many heads will roll. Who took the massive L, CDS or CJNG?

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    1. No Mexican cartel

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    2. The Vito Genovese faggots glad Salvatore was able to kill that shit head he died a pretty good death for a rat.

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  23. Strange coincidence but on June 10 a drug dealer was murdered in Philadelphia. Police believe is was a drug robbery of an unknown amount, but $2 million in coke (probably worth less to the dead man) was found. Could they be connected?


    A couple years ago the apartment complex where he was found was also the end a police hunt looking (and failing) to find a couple armored car robbers.

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    1. Those robbers were also suspected in a halloween heist. And they still at large

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  24. I would say at wholesale value in the northeastern US that much cocaine is worth probly 500-700.. one hell of a loss

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  25. Forgot to post the link for the dead drug dealer.
    https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-police-roxborough-murder-2-million-cocaine-eric-miller-20190610.html

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  26. Wow. I wonder how long this investigation goes back? The US had to have wire taps on the people involved. When will traffickers learn that talking on a phone is a no no. It seems so simple, yet so many people fall because of a phone.

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  27. Great bust wonder which Cartel it belonged to. And suspects we're arrested, unlike Mexico the Navy only gets the contraband, but tell the suspects to leave.

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  28. Shipping containers full of illegal drugs have been found and seized by federal authorities at Philadelphia port in what federal authorities described as the largest seizure in the region's history on June 18, 2019. More than 15,500 kilos of cocaine were found in seven containers, which were aboard the "MSC Gayane", that previously stopped in Colombia, Chile, Panama and the Bahamas. The cocaine was not meant for Philadelphia but instead for the Netherlands and France. At least two crew members of the vessel have been charged with trafficking, according to a complaint filed Tuesday by the U.S. Attorney's Office. Other crew members were also allegedly involved, the complaint charges. The bust occurred at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal Port on the Delaware River in South Philadelphia. Members of the ship's crew have been arrested and charged with federal drug trafficking charges. They allegedly pulled the drugs aboard while at sea, the complaint said. The massive cache of drugs could have a street value of $1 billion. The seizure was the largest in the Philadelphia region's history. After a stop in Philadelphia, the ship was scheduled to stop at ports of call in Europe, including in France and The Netherlands. The previous stops included Freeport, the Bahamas on June 13, Cristobal, Panama on June 9, Cristobal, Panama, on May 24 and Buenaventura, Colombia, on May 19. The ship's second mate, identified as Ivan Durasevic, allegedly admitted to his role in bringing the cocaine onboard the vessel. Upon leaving Peru on this current voyage, he got a call from the Chief Officer to come down to the deck, at which time he saw nets on the port side stern by the ship's crane. Durasevic and approximately four other individuals, some of whom were wearing ski masks, assisted in the pushing of the nets toward cargo hold VII or VIII of the vessel. He sai that he was paid $50,000 by the chief officer. Another crew member, identified as Fonofaavae Tiasaga, also allegedly admitted to partaking in loading cocaine on the ship, including on a previous voyage. Prior to departing on the voyage, the ship's Electrician and the Chief Mate also approached Tiasaga and asked if he was willing to help again. Each of these four crewmembers coordinated individual loads of cocaine. At least twice while the ship was en route between stops in Chile and Panama, numerous smaller boats approached the Gayane at sea to hand off large bundles of cocaine.

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    1. 8:13 Russians, I knew it,
      my prior comment won't be loaded because it Don't look as pretty as your contribution, but thanks, it is an honor to have good contributors like you around here.
      Trafficking under age girls was never meant to be forever for these Russian Red Mafiyosos, No matter how many trips south to north and north to south they make on the near Atlantic.
      No wonder they took out El Chapo, but they could have asked chingao.

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    2. Its not russians..ivan durasevic a serbian name and serbian family that have ties to montenegro

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    3. Just because they got their independence it does not mean they are not Russian Red Mafiyas, then you can conclude New Jersey DC and New York are the new allies of the Pact of Warsow. There are too many Russian mobsters there.

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  29. anyone figure out who this load belonged to?

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    1. The ships crew

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    2. 11:33 du yu think the crew ordered the ship to stop and pick up XYZ LOADS on the sea on their way to Philly?
      Then our job here has been done, We failed.

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  30. 100% ratted on, feds only find this stuff out by confidential informants (Sinaloa’s) . I’m sure they caught one of them CDS guys w a couple keys of METH , and he ratted out his homeys. Typical Sinaloa way of working. Pinche soplones.

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  31. Chalk 1 up for the good guys! 👍😃🤛 Bet the crew is feeling like this! As life is about over for them!😱😨🤯😥

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  32. It is shown yet again! that crime doesn’t pay! And no matter how big you play, & with your inflated ego thinking you’re some big shot! Thinking you’re invincible! & you can beat the system and win! You swiftly have the rug yanked out from under you become another loser! wasting away in prison with no freedom. At the hands of justice!

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  33. A lot of Colombianos will be dying in the next couple of hours...
    This is so sad for Negro, running the boats and containers from South of Colombia...

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  34. I need a job that pays good.

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    1. Selling drugs does pay good but it comes with the risk of death, jail and possible addiction. Do it if you want but don't cry if you get killed or get a life sentence you know the risks.

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  35. El molca said that cuinis would send 15 ton shipments

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    1. Europe is a better/easier market for trafficking coke less seizures n bigger profit margins that’s why Euro criminal organisations like the Ndragheta are the richest in the world these kinda large size shipments are probably more common than we realise especially for shipments heading to Europe most of the smaller Mexican cartels don’t even have that kinda reach or weight anyway ..I remember reading on bb that that’s how those scumbags (Cuinis) got so rich in the 1st place before they even popped up on anyone’s radar..by (mastering/cornering Europe’s cocaine market)..they should’ve stayed away from trafficking to America (it’s always DEA that ends up catching these guys or at least helping catch them) bet they were making a lot more money back then now they are paying for a war on different fronts n more bribes to stay free..IMO that was their biggest advantage over CDS in the beginning..Being more quiet,streamlined and focused but now there probably has been a role reversal of some sort as in CDS is the more quiet one out of the two now..probably stronger than we realise most likely working more efficiently..without the attention Chapo was getting from the DEA..it seems when you don’t hear much about these assholes it means things are running smooth for them they Pop up when things aren’t working so well

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    2. Cartel Arellano Felix. Like a shark quietly swimming in the coral. They stil have long reach

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    3. You wright..mexicans needs to be focused about euro market cuz the ndrangheta and others still take the shit from them and colombians!

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    4. Mencho been trafficking in America a long time. North, central, and South

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    5. The 'Ndrangheta works in conjunction with a Mexican drug cartel mercenary army known as Los Zetas in the drug trade. Well then.

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    6. 2:53 Tamaulipas governor thomas Yarrington was caught hiding in Italy, 'Ndranghetta got sick and tired of his stinkin'ass.

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  36. Why is the Mexican coke? Plenty of other drug cartels

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  37. Spray por tanquer avion plants of coca and mota, then people would get diarrea. I said many years ago to make legal mota would do nothing to cure crimes.
    Los gringos que votan tienen que ser una de las personas más crédulas de la tierra.

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  38. Does anyone on here know about the origins of this load?

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    1. I'd bet Colombia o Peru

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    2. Yes mister, Columbia.

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    3. This colombian mofos are no joke

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    4. From what I’ve heard around, it belonged to Los Gulfos. Philly is home base for them on the East Coast.

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  39. It was the michoacanos coke .they are low profile and move 100 tons per week

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  40. Only Venezuela would be this stupid to put that much shipment into one container.

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