WAIT….YOU SAID WHAT ?!?
Just a couple months after half a ton of cocaine was seized from a ship in Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love has already managed to top that feat! After earlier reports today that, an unbelievable amount of cocaine was found on a ship traveling from Chile to Europe and during a stop in Pennsylvania, the drugs were seized.
According to sources, this is the biggest cocaine bust to ever take place in the city. A total of 16.5 tons of cocaine, which is estimated at a street value of $1 billion, was found on the MSC Gayane at the Packer Marine Terminal. A seizure of this magnitude is unprecedented and especially with the previous $18 million worth of cocaine was confiscated in March in Philadelphia, definitely a big find by the feds. Several members of the crew onboard have been charged according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.
*BREAKING NEWS* Federal authorities have seized approximately 16.5 TONS of cocaine from a large ship at the Packer Marine Terminal in Philadelphia. This is the largest drug seizure in the history of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. @ICEgov @CBPMidAtlantic @PhillyPolice @USCG
— U.S. Attorney EDPA (@USAO_EDPA) June 18, 2019