Federal agents uncovered 20 kilos of cocaine, which has a street value of about $600,000, in an air cargo shipment containing “large, frozen fish” from Suriname.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized the shipment at Miami International Airport on May 4, after which agents fileted the fish and removed the cocaine, the New York Daily News details. The fish was then put back into the shipping boxes and transported to a shipping facility in Queens, which was kept under surveillance.
Triston Daniels and Troy Gonsalves came to the warehouse in a white van, picked up the boxes, and drove to a different storage facility in Brooklyn. The pair was arrested as they were unloading the van. They were arraigned in Brooklyn Federal Court and released on $150,000 bail.
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