ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Forty 4 kilos of cocaine was seized from a freighter anchored within the Chesapeake Bay close to Annapolis, federal officers mentioned Thursday.
Officers and brokers from the DEA, U.S. Customs and Border Safety, Homeland Safety Investigations, U.S. Coast Guard, and Maryland Division of Pure Sources Police inspected the M/V Samjohn Solidarity early Thursday morning after they discovered the medicine.
The brokers discovered 20 bricks hid inside 958-foot breakbulk provider ship’s anchor locker. The bricks contained a white, powdery substance that examined optimistic for cocaine. The cocaine had a road worth of greater than $1 million.
“Customs and Border Safety together with our regulation enforcement companions stay dedicated to intercepting transnational legal organizations’ makes an attempt to smuggle their harmful medicine into the US and we stay steadfast in our resolve to assist preserve our communities secure,” mentioned Keith Fleming, Performing Director of Discipline Operations for CBP’s Baltimore Discipline Workplace.
No arrests have been made, however the investigation continues.
“Homeland Safety Investigations (HSI) particular brokers work diligently to hint and determine legal drug exercise happening throughout the U.S.,” mentioned Particular Agent in Cost James Mancuso for HSI’s Baltimore area workplace. “Our distinctive investigative capabilities coupled with the capabilities of our company companions assist stop extra illicit and unlawful medicine from being distributed and deter criminals seeking to make a revenue from them.”
Customs and Border Patrol seized a mean of three,677 kilos of medicine day-after-day throughout the U.S. in 2020.