While inspecting a container of bananas at the Port of Wilmington, customs agents discovered two brick-like objects hidden in the ventilation system.
Then they found two dozen more.
Inside those bundles were about 63 pounds of cocaine with a street value estimated at about $2 million, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
The seizure was made June 6 by tactical operations officers from Wilmington and Philadelphia.
The refrigerated container was aboard the M/V Dole Chile, part of the Western Hemisphere fleet of produce giant Dole.
The cocaine-carrying container was picked up at one of the ship's regular stops - Colombia, Costa Rica or Honduras, said CBP spokesman Steve Sapp, who declined to specify which one.