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CBP Seizes Cocaine Hidden in Refrigerated Container at Red Hook Terminal

Release Date: 
May 14, 2012

New York, N.Y. - U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers from the Port of New York/New Jersey discovered cocaine hidden within a refrigerated container at the Brooklyn terminal.

On May 7, CBP officers from the Port of NY/NJ conducted an inspection with U. S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents of containers at the Red Hook Container Terminal, destined for Antwerp, Belgium. While examining a refrigeration unit, CBP and HSI discovered 11 brick shaped objects concealed within the container. The contents of the packages tested positive for cocaine and contained approximately 24.6 lbs. (11.2 kg) of cocaine.

CBP seizes nearly 25 pounds of cocaine hidden in refrigerated container at Red Hook Terminal.

CBP seizes nearly 25 pounds of cocaine hidden in refrigerated container at Red Hook Terminal.

"Cocaine is a dangerous narcotic and CBP does its part in keeping these drugs off the streets," said Robert E. Perez, Director of CBP's New York Field Operations. "Our officers work alongside HSI agents daily in protecting the American people from these illicit substances."

This case is still under investigation and no arrests have been made yet.

All defendants are considered innocent until proven guilty.

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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017