Officials: Agents seize $77 million of cocaine at Port Newark

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Customs agents have seized the biggest shipment of cocaine recovered at the ports of New York and New Jersey in 25 years.

According U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 3,200 pounds of the drug contained in 60 packages were seized at Port New York/Newark back on Feb. 28.

The street value is estimated at about $77 million.

It's the biggest cocaine seizure at the ports since 1994.

A CBP spokesman says the container was recovered from a ship that originated in South America.

CBP officers turned the drugs over to federal Homeland Security officials for investigation.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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