Security on a cruise ship found 69.5 pounds of cocaine stashed on board last week. Upon docking the vessel at a port in Florida, they turned it over to officers for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, according to a statement from that agency.
A high school teacher from North Carolina was killed last week when he was fatally shot while trying to steal from the house of a Mexican drug cartel member with his brother-in-law, WSOC-TV reports.
Federal agents conducted a massive drug bust this week, seizing about 16.5 tons of cocaine found aboard a cargo ship at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal Port in Philadelphia. Law enforcement say the drugs have an estimated street value of more than $1 billion, marking the largest drug seizure in the history of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Police have long struggled to win the war on drugs, but one NYPDofficer took a unique approach to the drug war: he helped the other side. Now though, the officer has been busted, and faces a sentence of 15 years to life in prison.
In what was either cosmic irony or a case of criminals being a bit too on-the-nose, a stockpile of cocaine worth $56 million was found this week in France…in a Coca-Cola factory.