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$9 million worth of cocaine seized at Miami River

More than 797 pounds of cocaine found under layer of concrete

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(Courtesy: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than $9 million worth of cocaine hidden inside a 180-foot cargo vessel last month at the Miami River.

Authorities said more than 797 pounds of cocaine inside 310 packages were found Feb. 27 inside a ballast tank under a layer of concrete.

"Every single day the men and women of Customs and Border Protection work diligently to protect our borders and to prevent the importation of contraband through our ports of entry," said Diane Sabatino, CBP Miami Seaport director. "Customs and Border Protection at the Port of Miami also works very closely with our law enforcement and security partners to disrupt and ultimately close off pathways through which narcotics are introduced into the United States,"

Authorities have not said whether any arrests have been made.

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