WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) – Authorities at the Port of Wilmington seized nearly 100 pounds of cocaine that was hidden in a shipment of pineapples on Wednesday.
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According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 99.66 pounds of cocaine was hidden in the bottoms of 20 cardboard boxes containing pineapples from San Carlos, Costa Rica.
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“Part of CBP’s mission is to prevent illicit narcotics from entering the U.S. utilizing all the resources at our disposal – technology, K9s, CBP officers, and our law enforcement partners,” said Casey Durst, CBP’s Field Operations Director in Baltimore. “This interception is a great example of the results we can accomplish working with our partners across the law enforcement community.”
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