WILMINGTON, Del. (AP)- Federal authorities have seized about 63 pounds of cocaine, with an estimated street value of up to $2 million, hidden in a refrigerated shipping container at the Port of Wilmington.
Authorities say Customs and Border Protection officers were conducting an inspection on June 6 when they found two brick-like objects concealed in the ventilation system of a container of bananas. They subsequently found a total of 26 bricks with a wholesale value of about $750,000 and street value of up to $2 million.
Officials say the bananas arrived on board a ship that routinely brings fresh produce from Central America to Wilmington and stops in Colombia, Costa Rica and Honduras before traveling to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Wilmington.
Law enforcement officials are continuing to investigate.