Agents seize record 333 pounds of cocaine at Baltimore port

BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal law enforcement agents have seized a record 333 pounds (151 kg) of cocaine hidden inside a shipping container full of beach chairs at the Port of Baltimore.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says in a news release on Tuesday that agents seized the cocaine on June 18, but there have been no arrests in the case. The news release says the beach chairs were headed for an address in Maryland.

In addition to beach chairs, authorities discovered four black bags inside the container which contained a total of 125 bricks of a white-powdery substance that field-tested positive for cocaine.

The agency also said that the seizure tops the approximately 311 pounds (141 kg) of cocaine seized at Baltimore in April 2007.

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