A shipping container at the Port of Baltimore that was labelled as carrying lumber from Brazil turned out to have a few bricks thrown in. When they searched, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents found that the bricks were made of cocaine.
The discovery was made August 4 during a routine inspection using imaging technology, according to the federal agency. Amid the lumber, they found two gym bags that contained 57 bricks of cocaine. The street value of the cocaine is estimated at $4 million.
If you’re going to get caught shipping cocaine on commercial vessels, it appears gym and duffle bags are the prime mode of transport. When making discoveries in 2007 and 2013, agents also found cocaine in such bags.
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