LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Sixty-four pounds of cocaine worth more than half a million dollars were found hidden in the panels of an empty refrigerated container at the Los Angeles/Long Beach seaport complex, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

The stash was found Thursday morning during a routine enforcement operation by a CBP K-9 enforcement team. The dogs alerted to the front panel of the container, where officers found 20 bricks wrapped in plastic.

Officers cut open one of the bricks and found a white powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine, according to the CBP. The estimated street value of the cocaine is $585,000.

The container originated from El Salvador with stops in Guatemala and Mexico. It was returned to the terminal after cantaloupes to a distributor in California.

Comments (2)
  1. TR says:

    Now to our next story: “Cartel profits explode as market price of coke increased 5% yesterday”

  2. lee says:

    Corrupt California DEA where stealing drugs from evidence vaults and reselling them to cover extensive credit card debt.
    They also are creating suspects by planting evidence just so that they can steal from them.
    Given the choice of suspension or dealing with their debt most DEA are thinking outside the box.

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