Fort Lauderdale, Fla. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport intercepted 171 pounds of cocaine on February 28.
The cocaine was discovered on the luggage carousel concealed within three bags. The incident is currently under investigation and no arrests were made at the time of discovery.
"Our officers are constantly on alert for any circumstances that are out of the ordinary and their hard work and dedication protect our homeland from all manner of threats," said Harold Woodward, director of Field Operations in Miami for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.