Customs officers in Miami discover cocaine in fried fish from Jamaica


MIAMI, USA — US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at Miami International Airport seized over two pounds of cocaine concealed inside fried fish being carried in the luggage of a passenger arriving from Jamaica on Saturday morning.

During an X-ray examination of the passenger’s luggage, CBP OFO officers discovered approximately 2.3 pounds of cocaine and subsequently seized the illicit substance.

“CBP officers are an instrumental part of the detailed inspection process designed to detect illegal narcotics entering the United States,” said Miami International Airport port director Christopher Maston. “Drug smugglers are using increasingly innovative methods and this interception is an excellent example of how our highly trained officers continue to use their experience and knowledge to detect and interdict the flow of illegal narcotics.”

CBP officers and agents seized more than 3.8 million pounds of narcotics across the country in Fiscal Year 2014.

Source Caribbean News Now