Listen: 16.5 million tons of cocaine seized in massive drug bust
"Massive cocaine bust at the Philadelphia for today. Joining us live with more one of these Mark LeBron, so big in fact, Michelle that thirties are now calling this, the largest drug seizure of its kind in US history, US attorney William mix Wayne has confirmed that federal agents today found sixteen and a half tonnes of cocaine with an estimated street value of more than one billion dollars inside containers aboard a cargo ship docked at the Packer avenue terminal along the Delaware river in the shadow of the Walt Whitman bridge in south Philadelphia. Swain says the crew of that cargo container ship MSE gay, n has been taken into custody by federal agents and have been charged and a tweet mix. Swain, call the amount of cocaine seized capable of killing millions of people spokesman for the US customs and border protection agency, also confirmed the bus and said the ship's log, because it had made stops. in chile panama and the bahamas agents from homeland security u._s. immigration and customs enforcement and the coast guard in philadelphia police are assisting in this massive operation federal agents are still aboard the ship at this hour searching for any other drugs or contraband this is the second major seizure of cocaine at a philadelphia port in the past couple of months back in march agencies four hundred fifty bricks of cocaine weighing nearly twelve hundred pounds with an estimated street value of thirty eight million dollars that happened at the port of philadelphia that's closer to the ben franklin bridge"