Cocaine found in toilet shipment
March 3, 1997
MIAMI (CNN) -- Federal drug and customs agents seized 3,250 pounds of cocaine hidden in a shipment of toilets that arrived at the Port of Miami, authorities said Monday.
Agents, acting on a tip, discovered the cocaine in a 40-foot container taken off a Colombian-flagged freighter. The container was searched after a trained dog indicated the presence of drugs. No arrests were immediately reported.
The street value of the cocaine is estimated to be just over $25 million, according to U.S. Customs spokesman Michael Sheehan.
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