$4 million in cocaine seized at Phila. airport

Posted: January 12, 2012

Federal officers seized 130 pounds of cocaine - worth $4 million on the street - from three unattended duffel bags at Philadelphia International Airport, officials said Wednesday.

The bags arrived Sunday on a flight from the Dominican Republic, said Customs and Border Protection spokesman Steve Sapp. A drug-sniffing dog detected narcotics in the bags, and 52 bricks of cocaine were found inside.

No one from the flight was arrested, and the investigation is continuing, Sapp said. The seizure may be the largest ever of cocaine at the airport by Customs officers, Sapp said. - Robert Moran

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