Narcotics Arrived in Parcels through an Express Cargo Facility
JAMAICA, N.Y. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized cocaine in an un-manifested package at an express cargo facility at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
On February 23, CBP officers conducting enforcement examinations at an express cargo facility found an un-manifested placard inside a shipment. Officers became suspicious because of the placard’s weight. They probed the placard and discovered a white powder which tested positive for cocaine.
“This seizure is another example of our CBP officers being ever vigilant in protecting the United States from the distribution of these illicit drugs,” said Robert E. Perez, Director of CBP’s New York Field Operations.
Approximately 7 lbs. of cocaine was seized, with an estimated street value of $126,000.
There have been no arrests at this point and these seizures are part of an ongoing investigation.
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.