Federal agents find $19M worth of cocaine in pineapple shipment at Georgia port

More than $19 million worth of cocaine was found inside a shipment of pineapples that arrived at a Georgia port from Colombia, authorities said.

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.

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“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.”

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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.