$2.7 Million Worth of Cocaine Seized at Miami Airport
It takes a lot of balls to straight up pack your luggage full of nothing but cocaine. For an unknown drug trafficker that gamble didn't pay off.
Federal customs agents at Miami International Airport uncovered 230 pounds of cocaine packed inside three suitcases yesterday.
Agents noticed irregularities with the luggage and decided to take them for a trip through an X-ray machine. Inside the three suitcases agents discovered 90 bricks full of white powder. That substance later tested positive as cocaine.
The estimated street value of the coke was about $2.7 million.
According to the AP, the incident is still under investigations and it's unclear what happened to the owner of the luggage. No arrests have been made.
"This seizure of cocaine was the direct result of the hard work and dedication of CBP officers who protect the community by detecting and preventing the introduction of narcotics and illicit contraband into the United States," said Roland Suliveras, CBP port director at Miami International Airport in a press release.
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