REPORT: Feds seize MASSIVE cocaine shipments, hidden in floorboards of ships

BY TEAM DML / FEBRUARY 16, 2019 /

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CBP Officers and HSI Agents Found More than 221 pounds of Cocaine Concealed in Produce Vessels Arriving from Ecuador and Guatemala

LOS ANGELES—A joint collaborative effort between U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations, resulted in the seizure of 221.7 pounds (100.6 kilograms) of Cocaine concealed in produce cargo vessels arriving to Port Hueneme from Ecuador and Guatemala.

The article goes on to state the following:

On January 22, while conducting an enforcement boarding of a refrigerated vessel arriving from Ecuador, CBP officers discovered 80 bundles of cocaine weighing 204.2 pounds (92.64 kilograms). The narcotics were concealed within the floorboards of the cargo vessel. A week after, on January 28, CBP officers discovered seven bundles of cocaine weighing 17.5 pounds (7.96 kilograms) inside the floorboards in another cargo vessel this time arriving from Guatemala.

Customs and Border Patrol further reported:

Located in Ventura County, Port Hueneme is the only commercial deep-water port between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Strategically located, Port Hueneme is an important hub for imports of autos, fresh produce, general cargo, bulk liquids, and fish.

“This is the largest drug seizure at Port Hueneme in the last quarter of a century,” said LaFonda Sutton-Burke, CBP Port Director of the LA/Long Beach Seaport, and Port Hueneme.

Democrats mocked the news, noting that President Trump had said “drugs don’t come through ports of entry.

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2 Comments

  1. Suzanne February 16th, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Well they didn’t get through did they Democrats? So there!

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  2. Richard February 17th, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    Don’t lose track of the reality of these drug smugglers have many options available. How many get caught, and how many make it through. It is probably a small number that gets caught, most will get through. It is like stopping water getting through a sieve.

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