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US Customs seize 22kg of cocaine hidden among tomatoes

On July 8, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers from the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility discovered 22kg of cocaine hidden in a tomato shipment.

During a secondary inspection, CBP officers utilized a non-intrusive imagining (NII) system along with the help of a canine team to locate the narcotics. CBP officers extracted 16 packages of alleged cocaine co-mingled within a shipment of tomatoes.

CBP OFO seized the drugs and the case remains under investigation by Homeland Security Investigations special agents.

source: cbp.gov

Publication date: 7/14/2017


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