Over 69 Pounds Of Cocaine Seized From Cruise Ship That Docked At Port Everglades – CBS Miami

FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Customs and Border Protection officials in Port Everglades seized over 69 pounds of cocaine.

Cruise ship security found the contraband for the first time in an empty room off the coast of Florida.

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When docking in Port Everglades on June 6th, the bricks were handed over to CBP.

CBP field tested the white powdery substance that came back positive for cocaine

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“This seizure is an indication of CBP’s excellent collaboration with our industrial partners to detect and stop the smuggling of illegal drugs into our country,” said Dylan DeFrancisci, Port Director of Field Operations for Port Everglades.

The CBP Advanced Tactical Cargo Enforcement Team then swept the ship and found no additional contraband.

“Our officials strive daily to develop and improve our partnerships with other law enforcement agencies, industry partners, and the citizens of our community to stop criminal activity on our borders, be it land, air, or sea,” said DeFrancisci.

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CBP said it confiscated more than 3,677 pounds of illicit drugs along United States borders on a typical day.

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