Agents seize large shipment of cocaine in Charleston

Agents seize large shipment of cocaine in Charleston

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Authorities say they seized a large shipment of cocaine upon its arrival in Charleston this week.

According to officials with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the shipment came from Cartegena, Colombia and was destined for South Carolina.

"CBP and HSI discovered the cocaine as part of its regular duties pertaining to the investigation of people and goods entering the United States," customs officials said in a statement.

Homeland Security Investigations is looking into the source of the drugs and their intended recipient.

"Additional details are not releasable at this time due to the ongoing investigation," officials said.

HSI encourages the public to report suspected drug trafficking and any suspicious activity through its toll-free Tip Line at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE or by completing its online tip form. Both are staffed around the clock by investigators.

From outside the U.S. and Canada, callers should dial 802-872-6199. Hearing impaired users can call TTY 802-872-6196.

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