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790 pounds of cocaine discovered at Miami River

Customs and Border Protection officers found 797 pounds of cocaine hidden in a boat at the Miami River on Feb. 27.
Customs and Border Protection officers found 797 pounds of cocaine hidden in a boat at the Miami River on Feb. 27. U.S. Customs and Border Protection

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered more than 790 pounds of cocaine on a vessel at the Miami River on Feb. 27.

A total of 310 packages of cocaine was uncovered in a concealed compartment inside a ballast tank, a compartment inside the boat that holds water. CBP officers drilled through a layer of concrete to unveil the hidden compartment, based on information provided by the Miami Border Enforcement Security Task Force and Homeland Security Investigations, the CBP said in a release.

The confiscated contraband was worth more than $9 million.

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