Cocaine Shipment Found on Airliner

Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection found about 330 bricks of cocaine on an Aeromexico flight from Guadalajara, Mexico.


Federal officials seized more than 700 pounds of cocaine Friday from an international flight landing at O'Hare International Airport, authorities said.

Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection found the drugs on an Aeromexico flight from Guadalajara, Mexico, which landed at 11 p.m., officials said.

About 330 bricks of cocaine were found in the commercial airliner's cargo compartment during a routine inspection of baggage, officials said. The bricks were wrapped in cellophane, soaked in axle grease and covered with rubber and packaging tape, officials said. The drugs have a street value of about $6.7 million. The four small cardboard boxes in which the cocaine was found were not included on the cargo listing.

Officials said the seizure is under investigation, and no arrests had been made late Saturday.



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