Large shipment of cocaine bound for South Carolina seized

CHARLESTON, S.C.  – U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Homeland Security seized a large shipment of cocaine upon its arrival in Charleston, according to a news release.

Officials say the shipment of cocaine originated from Cartegena, Colombia, and was destined for South Carolina.

The cocaine was discovered as part of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s regular duties in investigating people and goods entering the United States.

Authorities are working to learn the source of the drugs and their intended recipient.

Additional details are not releasable at this time due to the ongoing investigation, a news release added.

You are encouraged to report suspected drug trafficking and any suspicious activity through its toll-free Tip Line at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE.