CBP, ICE HSI seize large shipment of cocaine bound for Charleston, South Carolina

Media Release:  CHARLESTON, S.C. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) seized a large shipment of cocaine upon its arrival in Charleston, S.C., this week.

The shipment of cocaine originated in Cartegena, Colombia, and was ultimately destined for South Carolina. CBP and HSI discovered the cocaine as part of its regular duties pertaining to the investigation of people and goods entering the United States.

HSI investigation into the source of the drugs and their intended recipient is underway. Additional details are not releasable at this time due to the ongoing investigation.

HSI encourages the public to report suspected drug trafficking and any suspicious activity through its toll-free Tip Line at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE or by completing its online tip form. Both are staffed around the clock by investigators. From outside the U.S. and Canada, callers should dial 802-872-6199. Hearing impaired users can call TTY 802-872-6196.

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