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.READ MORE: Miami-Dade, Broward County Public Schools To Continue Free Summer Food Distribution
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.READ MORE: WalletHub Survey Ranks Florida Second Most 'Fun State'; Miami Nightlife: 'Anything, But Affordable'
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.MORE NEWS: SEE IT: Puppy Back With Owner After Dognapping At West Miami-Dade Animal Clinic Caught On Cam
The estimated street value of the drugs is hundreds of thousands of dollars.