$6M worth of cocaine seized at the Port of Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga. — More than 300 pounds of marijuana in Georgia were seized by federal officials earlier this moth in Georgia.

Officials seized 347 pounds of cocaine, valued at more than $6 million, in a container of frozen pineapples March 7 at the Area Port of Savannah, the Department of Homeland Security said.

The pineapple shipment originated from San Juan, Costa Rica, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

The investigation is continuing at the local, state and federal law enforcement levels, authorities said.

“Customs and Border Protection officers relied on their exceptional inspection skills and the amazing cooperation by our federal and state law enforcement partners to intercept what is believed to be one of the largest cocaine seizures ever in the Area Port of Savannah,” said Lisa Beth M. Brown, CBP port director for the Area Port of Savannah. “Intercepting dangerous narcotics at our international ports of entry before they can hurt our communities is a vital mission for CBP. I commend our officers and our partners for the tremendous teamwork that led to a very successful narcotics seizure.”