More than $10 million in cocaine — likely smuggled into The Bronx in a truck containing rotting papayas, oregano and coconuts — was recovered this week, officials said Friday.
The illicit haul was discovered during a surveillance operation, authorities said.
“This investigation uncovered a commercial warehouse close to the busy Hunts Point markets that served as a front for international narcotics importation. The sheer amount of cocaine seized in one week reflects the magnitude of this drug operation,” said Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan in a statement.
“Despite the thousands of trucks that pass through the area each day, our dedicated partners in the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force successfully disrupted a major narcotics supply route.”
On Aug. 28, agents observed two vehicles enter a commercial warehouse at 559 Longfellow Ave. through a metal security gate, officials said.
One truck was transporting a shipping container, while the other vehicle was a tractor-trailer carrying a blue and white refrigerated container.
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