'Historic' U.S. customs cocaine bust stretches 2.5 miles

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Published on June 21, 2019 - Duration: 00:53s

'Historic' U.S. customs cocaine bust stretches 2.5 miles

U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized a "historic" amount of cocaine off a cargo ship docked in Philadelphia earlier in the week, Field Operations Director Casey Durst said on Friday.

She said laid end-to-end, the cocaine bricks would extent about 2.5 miles that in total weigh around 35,000 lbs.

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'Historic' U.S. customs cocaine bust stretches 2.5 miles

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized a "historic" amount of cocaine off a cargo ship docked in Philadelphia earlier in the week, Field Operations Director Casey Durst said on Friday.

She said laid end-to-end, the cocaine bricks would extent about 2.5 miles.

Federal, state and local law enforcement agents on Monday boarded the MSC Gayane, a cargo ship docked in Philadelphia's Packer Marine Terminal, and found cocaine in seven shipping containers, according to a criminal complaint filed in Philadelphia federal court.

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