Feds Seize 20 Tons of Cocaine on Ship

Worth over $1.3 Billion!

“……….nearly 20 tons of cocaine hidden [on board]……” 

William McSwain
U.S. Attorney Eastern District of Pennsylvania

How in the BLUE BLAZES do you hide 20 tons of cocaine?

source: MSN

Authorities seized a ship last week after finding more than $1 billion worth of cocaine onboard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced this week.

The ship is the largest ever seized by CBP, and the 20 tons of cocaine on board is also a record amount, according to Casey Durst, CBP’s field operations director in Baltimore.

The cocaine has a “street value” of about $1.3 billion, CBP said.

The MSC Gayane, which is owned by JPMorgan Asset Management and chartered to Switzerland-based Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), had “nearly 20 tons of cocaine hidden” onboard, U.S. Attorney William McSwain of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania said in a statement Monday.

A seizure of a vessel this massive is complicated and unprecedented – but it is appropriate because the circumstances here are also unprecedented……..When a vessel brings such an outrageous amount of deadly drugs into Philadelphia waters, my Office and our agency partners will pursue the most severe consequences possible against all involved parties in order to protect our district – and our country.”

William McSwain
U.S. Attorney Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Massive Cocaine Bust!

Calamity Jane