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$9 Million Cocaine Stash Discovered At Savannah Port

Updated: 6 months ago.
Authorities found more than 346 pounds of cocaine worth about $9 million at the Port of Savannah in April. Photo Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Authorities are investigating the discovery of nearly 350 pounds of cocaine at the Port of Savannah.

Officials say they found 133 packages containing white powder during a routine inspection on April 14. The powder tested positive for cocaine.

Lisa Brown, Area Port Director for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, says customs officials are finding illegal drugs at ports up and down the East Coast.

"Smugglers are using any means that they can to get their product where they want it to go," she says.

Brown declined to disclose where the cocaine came from or where it was headed.

The value of the cocaine is estimated at $9 million.

It's the second-largest narcotics seizure at the port in the past year.

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