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$19 Million Dollar Worth Of Cocaine Found In Frozen Pineapples

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$19 Million Dollar Worth Of Cocaine Found In Frozen Pineapples

A shipment of frozen pineapples that arrived in Savannah, Georgia contained over $19 million worth of cocaine was discovered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection last November.

According to Action News Jax, the packages were originally shipped from Cartegena, Colombia. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a release Friday that the cocaine was stored in 450 packages that weighed over 1,150 pounds.

 “U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers working at the Savannah seaport last November encountered a commercial shipment of pineapples that originated in Cartagena, Colombia.  During a physical inspection, officers discovered 450 packages weighing 1,157 pounds concealed in the produce.  A subsequent field test confirmed that the packages contained cocaine.”

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This week, there was a second discovery of cocaine found in decorative figures at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

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Currently, the cocaine discoveries from Colombia and Honduras are under investigation.

Check out the video below of another case where cocaine was found in pineapples from Portugal and Spain.

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