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In a strange occurrence of events, a ship owned by JPMorgan Chase has been seized carrying 1.3B worth of cocaine on board
Someone has some explaining to do. U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Monday that its agents discovered nearly 20 tons of cocaine -- or nearly 40,000 pounds -- inside several shipping containers aboard the MSC Gayane while it was docked in Philadelphia’s seaport on June 17.
“A seizure of a vessel this massive is complicated and unprecedented – but it is appropriate because the circumstances here are also unprecedented,” said William McSwain, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. “When a vessel brings such an outrageous amount of deadly drugs into Philadelphia waters, my office and our agency partners will pursue the most severe consequences possible against all involved parties in order to protect our district – and our country.”
A bust of this magnitude raises some serious questions. How does a ship this big get 1.3B worth of cocaine into the docks.