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CBP Officers at Port Everglades Seize Over 228 Pounds of Cocaine

Release Date: 
December 7, 2017

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – U.S. Customs and Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers working at Port Everglades seized over 228 pounds of cocaine during an inspection last month. The estimated street value of the drugs is more than $2.5 million.

CBP uses a multi-layered, risk-based approach to enhance the security of our borders.
CBP uses a multi-layered, risk-based
approach to enhance the security of
our borders.

CBP officers from the Port Everglades Anti-Terrorism and Contraband Enforcement Team were examining containers when a CBP K-9 alerted next to four boxes containing 90 square packages. A white, powdery substance tested positive for cocaine and was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

“CBP is on the frontlines at ports of entry across Florida to keep dangerous drugs out of the hands of the American public,” said Port Everglades Port Director Jorge Roig. “Enhanced detection and interdiction capabilities and strong relationships with local, state and federal partners are key components of our multi-layered, risk-based approach to enhance the security of our borders.”

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the lead agency for preventing drug trafficking through airports, seaports, and land ports of entry and plays a significant role in the national drug control strategy. On a typical day in Fiscal Year 2016, CBP seized over 7,900 pounds of drugs. CBP officers frequently interdict drug-smuggling attempts and locate hidden contraband such as cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine as a result of CBP’s all-threats mission.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection operations in Florida include travel and trade facilitation and securing over 1,200 miles of the coastal border. Follow @CBPFlorida on Twitter for news and information updates.

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Last modified: 
December 8, 2017