Officials Uncover $1.75 Million Worth of Cocaine in Orange Shipment
SAVANNAH, GA - It seems that no commodity is safe from the threat of criminals as yet another shipment of fresh produce has been tainted by a hidden supply of drugs. This time, officials uncovered $1.75 million worth of cocaine hidden amidst containers of oranges arriving in the Port of Savannah last month.
“As the Port of Savannah continues to see growth in volume of cargo processed each year, criminal organizations will continue to try and smuggle their poison into the U.S.,” acting Special Agent in Charge Robert Hammer, who oversees Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) operations in Georgia and Alabama, said in a press release.
According to the news source islandpacket, 50 kilograms of cocaine was bundled within the packages of oranges. As of this Wednesday, all three of the individuals responsible for this crime have been charged.
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