Record cocaine bust in Philadelphia nets $18 million worth of product

Federal agents seize 992 pounds of cocaine worth $18 million at the Port of Philadelphia which is the largest ever haul in the city's history Authorities seized at least 450 kilograms of cocaine at the Port of Philadelphia  The drugs had a street value of $18 million and were bound for Europe The container was inspected after bolts on the door had been tampered with The 992-pound cocaine haul is the largest ever amount seized in Philadelphia

By Leah Mcdonald For Dailymail.com

Published: 14:44 GMT, 20 March 2019 | Updated: 15:14 GMT, 20 March 2019

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Authorities seized at least 992 pounds of cocaine at the Port of Philadelphia which had a street value of $18 million. 

Bricks of the narcotic were stuffed in duffel bags found in a shipping container aboard the MSC Desiree, which was traveling from Colombia to Europe, a source told WPVI-TV.

Federal and local authorities inspected the container after noticing the bolts on the door had been tampered with.

Authorities in Philadelphia announced the largest-ever cocaine bust in the port's history on Tuesday

Authorities in Philadelphia announced the largest-ever cocaine bust in the port's history on Tuesday

Bricks of the narcotic (pictured) were stuffed in duffel bags found in a shipping container aboard the MSC Desiree, which was traveling from Colombia to Europe

Bricks of the narcotic (pictured) were stuffed in duffel bags found in a shipping container aboard the MSC Desiree, which was traveling from Colombia to Europe

The total amount of cocaine is the largest haul ever seized in Philadelphia, it is understood.   

The container was brought to the Port of Philadelphia on North Delaware Avenue.

Multiple agencies, including Philadelphia Police, Pennsylvania State Police, Delaware State Police, Homeland Security, the DEA, the U.S. Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection, inspected it around 10.30 am Tuesday.

U.S. Customs & Border Protection Mid-Atlantic Region spokesman Stephen Sapp said following a

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