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Largest cocaine seizure in New York in a quarter century found in crates of fruit - now if we only had a wall......

By anonymous following x   2019 Mar 12, 6:36am 423 views   22 comments   watch   nsfw   quote     share    


The crates said dried fruit from Colombia. There was no indication that they were holding tens of millions of dollars' worth of cocaine but that is what federal agents said they discovered in the biggest coke bust in New York in a quarter century.

After what was described as a routine interdiction, the agents said they found 3,200 pounds of cocaine in a shipping container that arrived at the Port of New York and New Jersey on Feb. 28.

The drugs had an estimated street value of $77 million.

"This is a significant seizure, in fact it is the largest cocaine seizure at the Port of New York/Newark since May 1994," said Troy Miller, director of Customs and Border Protection's New York Field Operations.

After agents boarded the ship, they inspected several containers and noticed the sealing pins for a particular shipping container had been tampered with, a source told ABC News.

Agents x-rayed the container, opened it and that's when they discovered the cocaine, the source said.

The cocaine was concealed behind boxes of dried fruit, according to a source familiar with the seizure. The cargo ship arrived in Newark from Buena Ventura, Colombia, and its next stop was Antwerp, Belgium.

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is now working to identify the source of the drugs and who put it onto the ship, according to the source. Investigators are looking at several organizations who could be responsible and, eventually, they expect arrests.

The cocaine resurgence is due, in part, because of a surplus in Colombia, which used to eradicate coca plants but no longer do that, resulting in an overabundance of supply.

Traffickers are looking for a new market...which they find by mixing cocaine with fentanyl, creating what is, in effect, the modern-day speed ball.

Authorities weren't sure whether the cocaine was meant for the United States or Europe, the source said, but the seizure was lauded for keeping the drugs off the streets.

"Cocaine, New York's nemesis of the 90s, is back-indicating traffickers push to build an emerging customer base of users mixing cocaine with fentanyl," said DEA Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan. "This record-breaking seizure draws attention to this new threat and shows law enforcement's collaborative efforts in seizing illicit drugs before it gets to the streets and into users' hands."

https://abc11.com/feds-seize-tens-of-millions-of-dollars-worth-of-cocaine-in-major-drug-bust/5183414/

#Drugs #Trafficking #WholesaleAmounts #TheWallWon'tStopThis

1   HEYYOU   ignore (26)   2019 Mar 12, 11:46am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

We would not have a drug problem if we just executed all Republicans that use or ever used a Schedule 1 drug or abused prescriptions.

No Rep/Con drug addict demand,no drug problem.
2   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2019 Mar 12, 12:07pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The CIA will be happy to recycle it through their retail channels as soon as the publicity blows over.
3   Quigley   ignore (0)   2019 Mar 12, 1:39pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

And how were the drugs found? Oh right, customs agents. They get to inspect ship cargo. It doesn’t just pour in through a porous harbor without checks and safeties.
Too bad our southern border doesn’t have that kind of security!
4   HonkpilledMaster   ignore (4)   2019 Mar 12, 1:40pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Maybe we need to slow down the pace of imports, or subject all fruit shipments to mandatory inspection.

Nah, that might slow down the critical fruit industry! Think of all the ghetto kids who won't eat fru--- oh, they already don't. Mama's cash is for 40s and Marlboros, not for the dirt cheap fruit in the Bodega.
5   Goran_K   ignore (2)   2019 Mar 12, 1:57pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Leftist in general are such shit birds when it comes to policy.

Leftist: "Some drugs were found at a harbor! See? The wall wouldn't work!"

Also Leftist: "The assault weapons ban did nothing in terms of reducing murders by firearm. We have to re-implement it anyway, even if it saves JUST ONE life!"

I seriously can't take their bull shit seriously anymore.
6   MrMagic   ignore (11)   2019 Mar 12, 2:31pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Goran_K says
Leftist in general are such shit birds when it comes to policy.

Leftist: "Some drugs were found at a harbor! See? The wall wouldn't work!"


Exactly.

They also reference how many drugs are found at the official Southern ports of entry.

One question they don't answer, how many drugs cross the desert in the South and are NOT caught?








Goran_K says
I seriously can't take their bull shit seriously anymore.


The TDS is getting extreme, specially from the OP lately!
7   willywonka   ignore (3)   2019 Mar 12, 3:25pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Dopey liberal "logic is not about getting at the truth, but a construct to attempt to justify (poorly) positions based upon emotion, self-enrichment, and indoctrinated dogma. That's why it is soo easy to debunk.

An analogy:

Liberal "logic": My neighbor put bars on his windows, but someone broke in his place through his back door, and stole all of his stuff. Therefore, bars on windows are a silly idea. I won't do anything. It is racist and I don't deserve what I have.

Real logic: My neighbor put bars on his windows, but someone broke in his place through his back door, and stole all of his stuff. I will put bars on my windows, put double dead bolts on all doors, and get a German Shepherd with a bad attitude.
8   MrMagic   ignore (11)   2019 Mar 12, 4:07pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

willywonka says
Dopey liberal "logic is not about getting at the truth, but a construct to attempt to justify (poorly) positions based upon emotion, self-enrichment, and indoctrinated dogma. That's why it is soo easy to debunk.


Very true... I'm still waiting for the OP to debunk those drug mules and say they don't exist.
9   AD   ignore (0)   2019 Mar 13, 8:40am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Kakistocracy says
The crates said dried fruit from Colombia. There was no indication that they were holding tens of millions of dollars' worth of cocaine but that is what federal agents said they discovered in the biggest coke bust in New York in a quarter century.


The wall is one layer of protection. There there are sensors (ie., technology), patrol dogs for customs, armed border agents, etc.

You can't just emphasize one layer in order to maintain a comprehensive and effective strategy to stop the inflow of drugs and undocumented aliens.
10   d6rB   ignore (1)   2019 Mar 13, 8:44am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

May be we just need to admit that doing the same thing over and over for 40+ years (as in prohibiting drugs and persecuting users) and expecting a different outcome is a sign of insanity. Just give out FREE! cocaine, and problems will go away. Nearly no crime, no narcos, peace prevails!
11   Goran_K   ignore (2)   2019 Mar 13, 10:05am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Kakistocracy says
personal


How stupid is it to personally attack a mod? Let's keep it on topic.
14   HonkpilledMaster   ignore (4)   2019 Mar 13, 10:39am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Badgering Mods is anti-forum. Put complaints in the Freedom to Offend thread.
15   Elgatouno   ignore (3)   2019 Mar 13, 10:41am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

anti_forum
18   Elgatouno   ignore (3)   2019 Mar 13, 10:46am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

anti_forum
20   MrMagic   ignore (11)   2019 Mar 13, 7:26pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Kakistocracy says
Goran_K says
How stupid is it to personally attack a mod? Let's keep it on topic.


Show me a moderator and then we will know.

That was a freebie for you because I knew it would give you a stiffy and make you cum without having to take anymore E.D. pills


Says the guy who whines daily about personal attacks.

Why are Liberals such hypocrites??????
21   anonymous   ignore (null)   2019 Mar 14, 3:04am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

MisterLearnToCode says
Badgering Mods is anti-forum.


The Attack Gang's badgering and harassing other commenters 24 x 7 using the 3Ps is also anti-forum but lets not let that minor detail get in the way
22   RafiMaas   ignore (0)   2019 Mar 14, 6:44am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Kakistocracy says
MisterLearnToCode says
Badgering Mods is anti-forum.


The Attack Gang's badgering and harassing other commenters 24 x 7 using the 3Ps is also anti-forum but lets not let that minor detail get in the way


Isn't making the point that a comment had to be flagged off topic, just sayin.

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