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Tue Jun 18, 2019, 02:00 PM

15,000 Kilos of Cocaine, Worth Up to $750 Million, Seized at Philadelphia Shipping Yard, Sources Say

Source: NBC10 Philly

Shipping containers full of illegal drugs have been found and seized by federal authorities at a Philadelphia port, multiple law enforcement sources tell NBC10.

A senior law enforcement official said 15,000 kilos of cocaine has been seized from seven containers, which were found aboard a cargo ship, the MSC Gayane, that previously traveled from Chile, Panama and the Bahamas.

$77M in Coke Seized at NJ Port in Biggest Bust This Century
The bust occurred at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal Port on the Delaware River in South Philadelphia, multiple local, state and federal law enforcement sources have told NBC10.

The massive cache of drugs could have a street value between $350 million and $750 million at $25,000-50,000 per kilo, sources said.

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Read more: https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Massive-Drug-Cache-Seized-at-Philadelphia-Shipping-Yard-Sources-Say-511455802.html



Holy shit! $750 Mil?? Is this the biggest coke bust ever??

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Reply 15,000 Kilos of Cocaine, Worth Up to $750 Million, Seized at Philadelphia Shipping Yard, Sources Say (Original post)
Dennis Donovan Jun 18 OP
Pachamama Jun 18 #1
Dennis Donovan Jun 18 #2
Eugene Jun 18 #9
iscooterliberally Jun 18 #11
eggplant Jun 18 #21
iluvtennis Jun 18 #24
TheFarseer Jun 18 #3
Kid Berwyn Jun 18 #6
ProudLib72 Jun 18 #15
mahatmakanejeeves Jun 18 #4
IronLionZion Jun 18 #5
George II Jun 18 #7
FakeNoose Jun 18 #8
MineralMan Jun 18 #10
jaysunb Jun 18 #12
Leghorn21 Jun 18 #13
KY_EnviroGuy Jun 18 #14
LittleGirl Jun 18 #16
cannabis_flower Jun 18 #17
EX500rider Jun 18 #20
htuttle Jun 18 #23
sir pball Jun 19 #25
matt819 Jun 18 #18
Juneboarder Jun 18 #19
keithbvadu2 Jun 18 #22
mahatmakanejeeves Jun 19 #26

Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 02:05 PM

1. BUILD THE WALL



Wall canít stop this...

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 02:05 PM

2. Very salient point!

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 02:26 PM

9. That hasn't stopped Trump from claiming the wall will solve this.

Terrorist incident happens in the UK? We need a wall!
Huge drug bust at a port of entry? We need a wall!

The real question is how soon we see a Trump fear-mongering tweet trying to exploit this?

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 02:38 PM

11. Well they could build the wall out of all that cocaine.

I'm sure that would stop a whole lot of people dead in their tracks.

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 05:27 PM

21. Can you imagine the size of the shins needed to carry that large a shipping container?

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 08:32 PM

24. ...across the entire US/ocean shoreline.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 02:07 PM

3. And Mitch McConnell's wife wants it back! nt

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Response to TheFarseer (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 03:24 PM

15. Strangely enough, Mitch rented a UHaul just yesterday

The largest truck in their fleet. Rented at tax payers' expense no less.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 02:08 PM

4. There goes my July 4th. NT

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 02:11 PM

5. Build a wall around Philly!

in fact, build a dome around the whole US, to block out planes too

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 02:15 PM

7. Damn, that would have truly made Philadelphia the "City of Brotherly Love"!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 02:25 PM

8. I'm shocked that none of this came from Mexico



Huh!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 02:26 PM

10. In a related story, which may or may not be true,

"President Trump called for a 1 Kilo sample of the cocaine for thorough testing at the White House."

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 02:45 PM

12. LOl ! One of my first thoughts. n/t

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 03:00 PM

13. "Extreme vetting", baby!!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 03:11 PM

14. That's 33,000 pounds, or.....

529,000 ounces, or...

15 Billion milligrams.

A bunch of drug lords are very unhappy.......

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 03:56 PM

16. Wow eom!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 03:57 PM

17. Anyone here with knowledge..

Of the current price of cocaine? Law enforcement is notorious about overestimating the value of drugs it seizes. I did the math and that's about $500,000 per kill. Does that pass the smell test?

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Response to cannabis_flower (Reply #17)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 04:45 PM

20. I think that is them using the gram price, not the kilo price for estimation...

.....makes a much bigger number.
I do know date of mine got a g for $3US in a bar in Colombia about a year ago so estimated value would be far cheaper there..lol.

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Response to cannabis_flower (Reply #17)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 08:11 PM

23. That's 1,224,489 eight balls

Google says the current price of an 8 ball is anywhere from $60-$80.

Splitting the difference means it's worth $85,714,230, or so.

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Response to htuttle (Reply #23)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 03:11 AM

25. I know some people that would be very interested in 8balls that cheap

I've never used myself, but working in kitchens you pretty much can't avoid it...last people I was close enough with to talk prices were paying $50-60 a gram a few years ago; an 8ball is 1/8 ounce, 3.5 gram's - usually goes for 3x the gram price, small bulk savings. $50 a gram works out to 15500kg x 1000g/kg x $50/gm = $775,000,000.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 03:57 PM

18. Someone is not going to sleep well tonight

I assume this means we have to put a wall around South Philadelphia.

Or is the all just to keep people out. Drugs okay? Hey, if only this were 15,000 kilos of oxycontin, the owners could claim to be legitimate importers of legal pharmaceuticals.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 04:18 PM

19. Wait... what?!?

This is nowhere near Mexico... #fakenews

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 06:48 PM

22. A Mitch McConnell family ship?

A Mitch McConnell family ship?

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 09:47 AM

26. But wait; don't order yet, because you'll also get....

CBS NEWS June 19, 2019, 7:42 AM

Ship carrying $1 billion worth of cocaine in Philadelphia could have another 30 tons on board

Investigators in Philadelphia continue to search the cargo ship where they found more than 17 tons of cocaine Tuesday in what's being called one of the biggest drug busts in U.S. history. Officials told CBS News there could be 30 tons more on board.

What they've found so far amounts to more than 34,000 pounds of cocaine with a street value of over a billion dollars. Officials say seven containers on the cargo ship were carrying the drugs.

The ship's second mate and a crew member have been arrested and charged, admitting they helped load the cocaine onto the ship from more than dozen other boats while at sea.

The MSC Gayane had traveled from Chile to Peru, heading from Panama and the Bahamas before docking in Philadelphia. It was on its way to the Netherlands next.
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