Customs officers at Philadelphia International Airport have seized 130 pounds of cocaine, with a street value of about $4 million.
It is believed to be the largest cocaine seizure ever at the airport.
The cocaine was found bundled inside three unattended duffel bags on Sunday. The bags arrived on a flight from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Officers unpacked the bags’ contents and discovered a total of 52 bricks wrapped in blankets. Two bags contained 18 bricks each, the third contained 16 bricks. The bricks, which weighed a combined 59.2 kilograms, or 130 pounds, 8 ounces, field-tested positive for the presence of cocaine. So far no arrests have been made. The previous largest cocaine seizure at Philadelphia International was 55 pounds of the powdery narcotic, seized on August 5, 2000.