US Customs seizes ship where huge cocaine load was found

  • File—This file photo from June 24, 2019 shows the MSC Gayane moored at the Packer Marine Terminal in Philadelphia. Customs authorities announced on Monday, July 8, 2019, they have seized the cargo ship where agents discovered nearly 40,000 pounds, or almost 18,000 kilograms, of cocaine when the vessel was inspected in Philadelphia last month. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Customs authorities have seized a cargo ship where agents discovered nearly 40,000 pounds, or almost 18,000 kilograms, of cocaine when the vessel arrived in Philadelphia last month, U.S. Attorney William McSwain announced Monday.

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