U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at the Port of Savannah came across the shipment in November, the agency said in a statement released last week. They found 450 packages that weighed over 1,150 pounds hidden within the fresh produce.
“This was an outstanding interception of narcotics by our CBP officers, “said Lisa Beth Brown, Savannah Area Port Director for the agency. “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 shipment originated in the coastal city of Cartagena. An investigation into the drugs is ongoing. No arrests have been made.
On a typical day, customs agents seize over 5,000 pounds of drugs, according to the agency.