Drug bust among largest in U.S. history

National News

June 19, 2019 - 10:19 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. authorities seized 33,000 pounds, or 16 tons, of cocaine from a ship at Philadelphia’s port in what they described as one of the largest drug busts in American history.

They said the haul could have been worth more than $1 billion on the street.

The U.S. attorney’s office in Philadelphia announced the massive bust on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon, saying that law enforcement agents found the cocaine on a ship at the Packer Marine Terminal. Two members of the crew were arrested and face federal charges.

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