Miami.- A 208 kilo shipment of cocaine hidden in a container was seized in the port of Miami, where it arrived aboard a freighter which set sail from Panama and made stops in Colombia, Mexico and Dominican Republic, reports EFE citing the U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE).
The confiscation on May 29 resulted from a routine search of containers when sniffer dogs handled by Custom and Border Protection detected the narcotics hidden in suspicious boxes in boat’s deposits.
The agents searched the entire container and found 169 bricks of cocaine hidden in eight cardboard boxes, ICE said in a statement.
The drug is valued at around US$7.3 million.
The container was part of freighter’s cargo which was first shipped from Panama, but made stops in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, and other ports.
Reuters reports that the case is still under investigation and no arrests have been made.