The investigation into the drug transport and the seizure involved multiple agencies, including Customs and Border Patrol, the Department of Homeland Security and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
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It's the latest in a series of large drug busts along the East Coast in recent months, according to The Associated Press. Philadelphia authorities seized 1,185 pounds of cocaine worth about $38 million in March, and about 3,200 pounds of the drug valued at $77 million in February, at the Port of New York and New Jersey.
The shipping terminal where Tuesday's bust occurred is the largest along the Delaware River with seven unloading cranes, WCAU reported.