Feds seize $1 billion worth of cocaine in Philadelphia

Feds seize $1 billion worth of cocaine in Philadelphia

The DOJ said Tuesday that authorities seized 16.5 tons of cocaine, worth more than $1 billion, from a ship in Philadelphia in one of the largest drug seizures in US history. Authorities arrested two of the ship’s crew members. Both men told investigators how they helped load the ship with cocaine during its voyage. The ship was in Chile, Peru and Colombia and Panama over the last month.

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 7 months

A bunch of illegal immigrants carried a container from the southern border to Philadelphia? !6.5 tons worth? I bet they're tired!

AY-MO 7 months

Isn't Philidelphia a long way from the southern border, guess these smugglers didn't know your only allowed o bring drugs across the southern border.

WhatMeWorry? 7 months

You had me at cocaine... 16 PLUS tons? 32,000 pounds? You could power Wall Street for a year with that amount of go power. Commodities are so risky though. But the pay out...

Russell Daggett
Russell Daggett 7 months

That's a shit load of cocaine! Gawt dang.

FirstCensorshipThenJail 7 months

Whatever are the Democrats going to do at their parties? Somebody seized their stash.

Rick Smith
Rick Smith 7 months

Guess I have to call the party off...

Mister Manager
Mister Manager 7 months


EpochPrime 7 months

Champagne and Cocaine. wonder if there was a matching shipment of Champagne?

david dindu
david dindu 7 months

can we sell it to canada to get money for the wall?

Avi Khait
Avi Khait 7 months

IOW, it's a regular Tuesday.

Matthew Rowley
Matthew Rowley 7 months

Party at the DOJ this weekend....I hear they have coke.

Klaus Hermann
Klaus Hermann 7 months

put the Coca back in the Cola, cocain is a ok substance and in moderation as good as coffeen.

Based Haole
Based Haole 7 months

the CIA started the American cocaine trade so any time you hear about a bust remember they literally help ship it herr just so they can bust people and pretend they are legitimate agencies.

J. C.
J. C. 7 months

the price of cocaine probably just spiked big time in philly

themdg 7 months

Mere alcohol doesn't thrill me at all...

Ameritexican 7 months

Someone is going to die... Yipes!

AY-MO 7 months

Didn't that Philidelphia was on the southern border, Trump and his minions claim that all the drugs come across the southern border.

Sir_Kutz 7 months

Gotta watch the hit HBO series “The Wire” now!

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. . 7 months

Drugs are bad mmmmkay

Nick L
Nick L 7 months

I think drugs can be smuggled thru open borders and ports of entry . Common sense

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