NEW YORK – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized more than 25 kilos of cocaine from a shipping container on board the commercial shipping vessel M/V Limari that arrived at the Port of New York Feb. 11.
The shipping container originated in Chile and was ultimately destined for Georgia after stops at several ports along the Eastern Seaboard of the United States.
CBP discovered the cocaine during the course of routine inspection and investigation of goods entering the United States.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has opened an investigation to identify the source of the drugs and their intended recipient.
HSI encourages the public to report suspected drug trafficking and any suspicious activity through its toll-free Tip Line at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE or by completing its online tip form. Both are staffed around the clock by investigators. From outside the U.S. and Canada, callers should dial 802-872-6199. Hearing impaired users can call TTY 802-872-6196.