In an announcement made today, The U.S. Customs and Border Protection confirmed a record seizure of 2,133 pounds of cocaine at the Port of Savannah on October 29, 2019. Officers "detected an anomaly" during a non-intrusive examination of a shipping container aboard a vessel that docked in Savannah from South America a week ago. After further investigating officers opened the container, discovering 21 duffel bags that contained a combined 818 bricks of a white powdery substance that field-tested positive for cocaine, with a street value of around $31 million. At this time no arrests ave been made and the investigation is ongoing.
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