Seven-point-three million dollars worth of cocaine will not make it to the streets of South Florida or anywhere else after the illegal contraband was found at the Port of Miami.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the port discovered the cocaine, about 459 pounds, hidden in a container on May 29. There were 169 bricks of cocaine hidden in eight cardboard boxes.
The container arrived in Miami aboard a freighter from Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and originated in Panama. The ship also made stops in Colombia and Mexico.