By Leah Mcdonald For Dailymail.com
Published: 14:44 GMT, 20 March 2019 | Updated: 15:14 GMT, 20 March 2019
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
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