Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Record 2,133 LBS of cocaine seized in Georgia

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat TY Gus from WSBTV Atlanta


SAVANNAH, Ga. - Officers with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection intercepted a record $31 million worth of cocaine at the Port of Savannah.

Officials said CBP officers on Oct. 29 found an anomaly during a search of a vessel docked from South America. When officers opened the container, they found 21 duffel bags that contained a combined 818 bricks of a white powdery substance that later positive for cocaine.

The cocaine weighed a combined 2,133 pounds, and has a street value of about $31 million.


Cocaine found disguised as scrap at the Port of Savannah
Cocaine found disguised as scrap at the Port of Savannah

The container was being shipped from South America to Europe. The drugs were disguised as aluminum/copper waste and scrap.

Homeland Security Investigations continue to investigate.
"Drug Trafficking Organizations are relentless in their attempts to smuggle drugs into the U.S." said Christopher Kennally, Area Port Director Savannah. "Through hard work, dedication and tireless efforts of Customs and Border Protection officers in Savannah, we will continue to hit back at the Drug Trafficking Organizations by intercepting their dangerous drugs at our ports of entry before they can harm our communities.
The seizure is CBP's largest cocaine seizure at the Port of Savannah and marks CBP's fifth narcotics interception in the seaport during the past five months.


CBP's previous record 1,280-pound cocaine seizure occurred in May 2019. That cocaine, which was aboard a container being shipped from South America, had an estimated street value of about $19 million.

"In response to emerging narcotics smuggling trends and threats in the maritime environment, Customs and Border Protection has enhanced our enforcement strategy on targeting high-risk shipments from source narcotics nations that are either destined to Ports in the United States, or that pass through sovereign United States waters," said Donald. F. Yando, Director of Field Operations Atlanta. "The scourge of illicit narcotics is a very serious international health and security threat, and CBP will continue to partner with our federal, state, local and international partners by intercepting these dangerous drugs when and where we can."

28 comments:

  1. Someone is gonna end up at tbe bottom of a river for this loss. Glad I dont have to look over my back.

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  2. Party in Savannah...anyone?

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  3. I live in ga.bad state to get busted for drugs in! They throw you under the jail and forget they got a key here most times!

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  4. Look at that K-9 UNIT !! omg !
    What a beauty and he looks very proud of himself too.
    Que perro noble !

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    1. Yaqui, I feel using animals that can't talk or consent to work as humans are treated unfair. We have child labor laws but no animal cruelty labor laws when law enforcement employs and train these helpless dogs. Using them just for the fact humans can not smell hidden contraband. This animal cruelty needs addressed worldwide.

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    2. Sorry Yanqui the K-9 is not for sale...when he retires we can keep you in mind. How are you goats, burros, ūüźĒ chickens? Word in the room is that you live in a farm. Stress free must be nice.

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    3. You are crazy, these dogs are very well taken care of... Hace you been to Mexico and see how they treat dogs down here? I safe saying that there are animals in the US that live a much better life than some people in Mexico!

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    4. Hola 6:54.......I don't pay for animals, They find me !, all of them.......I will admit to keeping my eyes open for them, however.......ie, my born and raised in the wild desert assininus equinus ( BLM adopted) . Try to out think THAT ass ! Ha......she knows EVERYTHING. One of my dogs is very similar to that handsome fellow in the picture, he was waiting for me in the middle of nowhere at a bridge ! WHO would dump a dog like that ? plus he LUVVVVVs my Mammoth Donk, Peanut is his girl. My one survivalists gallina/ hen has abandoned the hen house for the DOG HOUSE ! mi vida loca.......jajajaja

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    5. 654 when I retire I want to live at yaquis farm, I too can watch over her donkey Peanut, I can milk the cows. I can contribute $800 a month of my future SS check.

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    6. When I retire I want to live in Costa Rica near the he rain forest, where there is no City traffic.

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  5. Someone took approximately 70 pounds

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    1. Ahah indeed you are correct it seems like lol. Nobody sends a odd number of bricks aha

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    2. Ahah indeed you are correct it seems like lol. Nobody sends a odd number of bricks aha

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    3. 2200 pounds is 1000 birds. 2133 is 970 birds, there’s 30 birds missing

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    4. It's 818 bricks, to inflate the #'s ABC's put the total weight of the load. If the packages are curados with grease that ends up in the total weight.

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  6. shit, another drought coming, funny how all these blow busts r going on but they let all the nasty shit flow in (meth, hero, fent) wtf is wrong

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    1. Hey bud. Unless you live in Europe you won’t be left out.
      Trying reading the article and not just reading the headlines and looking at pics.

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    2. Exactly. When is the last time anyone has heard of a ton of heroin being seized.

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    3. More like this coke will find its ways to the streets in the US... Very few people ever get caught with these amounts... It may be another way of smuggling drugs in.. Why bother buying, transporting and smuggling it, just confiscate it, then distribute it once in US possession. When is the last time there was a drought? The US is very well aware of everyone and everything that gets into the country. Once the big dealers get their cut, the bottom people are jast used to fill the prisons. Business keeps moving for everyone.

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    4. How about you try using Common Sense those drugs weren't going to Europe the shipping container might have been going but the was going to get offloaded here you'd have to be a dummy to send drugs to America first then to Europe and risk getting caught cocaine is not worth that much more in Europe to risk losing it when you already have it in a country where it's worth a lot of money

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  7. Great Job CBP ūüĎŹūüŹĽ

    Queso

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  8. Those custom agents are so naive, Dropping a load that big I would not post for a pic without a mask.


    Xolotl

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    1. This ain't Mexico and I hope it never turns into that crime riddled country so stop. ūü§ö

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  9. I really wonder if this is the same group from the last big bust up by philly...

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  10. Excellent ūüĎć catch keep up the good work.

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  11. A Bust in Philly June 18,2019. Approx 15 tons!!! 33k Lbs!! That was a big one. People LOVE their cocaine!

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  12. Why the cocaine why couldn’t it have been fentanyl or meth or something why cocaine

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