Port of Philadelphia

Officers stand guard over a fraction of the cocaine sized from a ship at a Philadelphia port is seen ahead of a news conference at the U.S. Custom House in Philadelphia, Friday, June 21, 2019.
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Steve Tawa
June 21, 2019 - 1:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection says a multi-agency search of an international cargo ship at the Philadelphia Seaport this week has netted what it calls "the largest cocaine seizure" in its 230-year history: 17.5 tons. Law enforcement officials held a show-and-tell...
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Mark Abrams
April 08, 2019 - 8:18 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez is coming to Camden on Monday to promote legislation targeting international trafficking in fentanyl. Mendez has signed on to a bipartisan measure called the Fentanyl Sanctions Act. Drug manufacturers in China who knowingly provide...
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1,200 pounds of cocaine was seized at the Port of Philadelphia, valued at $38 million.
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Paul Kurtz
March 21, 2019 - 1:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is leading the investigation into this week's big cocaine discovery at the Port of Philadelphia. At the U.S. Custom House in Old City, Philadelphia, on Thursday, law enforcement officials had stacked 450 bricks of cocaine...
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Steve Tawa
March 20, 2019 - 12:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Federal authorities have taken in quite a haul of cocaine at the Port of Philadelphia. Sources say it took nearly a full day to process the 450 bricks of cocaine — weighing nearly 1,200 pounds with a street value of $38 million, according to sources. U.S. Customs and...
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A typical cargo ship put to sea.
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Paul Kurtz
December 05, 2018 - 4:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Port of Philadelphia plans to open a Regional Maritime Training Center in Southwest Philadelphia early in the new year. This is a first-of-its kind initiative, as there's never been formal training for the tractor trailer drivers, forklift and crane operators at...
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Photo credit: US Customs and Border Protection
David Madden
September 01, 2018 - 10:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - - Hundreds of counterfeit ID cards have been seized by customs officials at the Port of Philadelphia. Almost 500 since May, all apparently targeted at people under the age of 21. Joseph Martella with U.S. Customs and Border Protection says these drivers licenses look...
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