FORT EVERGLADES (CBSMiami) – Nearly 50 pounds of cocaine were found stashed in boxes of oranges at Port Everglades.

The boxes arrived from the Dominican Republic over the weekend.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the port thought there was something off when they examined the container. A CBP K-9 alerted to the presence of illegal drugs and officers discovered a white, powdery substance within multiple boxes.

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Cocaine was found hidden in boxes of oranges at Port Everglades. (Source: US Customs and Border Protection)

Cocaine was found hidden in boxes of oranges at Port Everglades. (Source: US Customs and Border Protection)

They seized a total of 46.5 pounds of cocaine.

“We are extremely proud of CBP’s highly-trained and dedicated workforce continually adapting to respond to emerging threats and rapidly changing conditions,” said Acting Port Director Stephen Silvestri.

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The estimated street value of the drugs is hundreds of thousands of dollars.