NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Around 121 pounds of heroin and eight pounds of cocaine stashed inside a shipping container of vegetables was seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in Brooklyn earlier this year.
According to officials, CBP officers found 257 boxes containing around 970 packages of heroin and 58 bags of cocaine while conducting a K-9 search of a shipping container that arrived at the Red Hook Container Terminal on Jan. 7.READ MORE: Times Square Shooting: Hero Officer Alyssa Vogel Speaks About Rescuing 4-Year-Old Gunshot Victim
The heroin was estimated to have a street value of around $3.5 million, officials said. The cocaine found was estimated to have a value of $135,000.READ MORE: FDA Grants Pfizer Emergency Use For COVID-19 Vaccine For Children Ages 12 To 15
The shipping container originated in Ecuador and was heading to Miami at the time, officials said.MORE NEWS: Homeless Services Head Steven Banks Defends NYC's Process Of Getting Vulnerable People Off The Streets
No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.