US authorities on Tuesday seized more than 16.5 tons of cocaine whose market value is estimated at more than $ 1 billion. The US Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania who made the announcement said the seizure takes place in a port of Philadelphia .
According to authorities, the ship's crew was arrested and charged with trafficking of Drugs
Pittsburgh, Tuesday, June 18, 2019 ((rezonodwes.com)) – “ This is one of the largest drug seizures in US history. This amount of cocaine could kill millions, millions of people tweeted Tuesday the prosecutor Williams McSwain, responsible for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
This huge amount of cocaine, was seized on a boat that was wet in the port of Philadelphia, revealed the prosecutor who added that “ from time to time, the police proceed to seizures of small amount of cocaine in this port, but today it is” the largest drug seizure in the history of the eastern district of Pennsylvania “.
CBS-Philadelphia reported that “ officers boarded the vessel, discovered and inspected the container in question and removed it. It has since been transferred to a federal facility, a place not communicated to the press .