Customs agents intercept $19 million worth of cocaine in pineapple shipment

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Authorities intercepted over 1,000 pounds of cocaine hidden in a shipment of pineapples in Georgia.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, agents at the Savannah Seaport in November discovered 450 packages of cocaine concealed in the produce shipment, which came from Cartagena, Colombia.

CBP said the packages weighed 1,157 pounds and field tests confirmed they contained cocaine. The narcotics have an estimated street value of $19,114,940. 

“This was an outstanding interception of narcotics by our CBP officers, “said Lisa Beth Brown, Savannah CBP Area Port Director. “This seizure is a positive enforcement action against drug smuggling organizations and highlights the important work our officers do each day to stop illegal activity at our borders and ports of entry.”

The agency said agents across the country seize over 5,000 pounds of drugs on a typical day.