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CBP Intercepts 171 Pounds of Cocaine at Florida Airport

Release Date: 
March 2, 2010

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport intercepted 171 pounds of cocaine on February 28.

Packages of cocaine discovered in luggage.

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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017