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Customs officers assigned to an airport in Puerto Rico seized 28 kilos of cocaine inside two cardboard boxes that were disguises as roses.
The drugs arrived on a plane from Colombia on July 5, concealed inside 26 separately wrapped plastic bags that were covered with stems of red roses.
US - Customs - Border - Protection - Statement
According to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection statement, a K9 alerted the agents to a pallet of boxes manifested as 'flowers.'
The drug bust came during routine inspection of inbound cargo at Rafael Hernandez International Airport in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.
Cocaine - Pounds - Street - Value
The cocaine, 62 pounds in all, holds an estimated street value of $702,500.
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