Federal Authorities Seize More than 16 Tons of Cocaine in Philadelphia

June 18, 2019 - 5:25 pm

Federal authorities have seized more than $1 billion worth of cocaine from a ship at a Philadelphia port, calling it one of the largest drug busts in American history.

The U.S. attorney's office in Philadelphia  says agents seized about 16.5 tons of cocaine from a large ship at the Packer Marine Terminal.

U.S. Attorney William McSwain says  it is so much cocaine it could kill millions of people.

Authorities say members of the ship's crew have been arrested and charged.

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