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25 pounds of cocaine seized at Red Hook Container Terminal

The drugs were hidden in containers bound for Belgium.

This afternoon, U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers announced they discovered cocaine hidden within a refrigerated container at the Red Hook Container Terminal in Brooklyn last week.

The discovery was made last Monday, May 7, while officers were conducting a routine inspection with the U.S. Homeland Security Department. They searched through containers destined for Antwerp, Belgium. While examining a refrigeration unit, officials discovered 11 brick-shaped objects concealed within the container.

After testing them, the packages tested positive for cocaine — approximately 25 pounds of it.

This case is still under investigation and no arrests have been made yet.