Customs officers recover 24 pounds of cocaine stuffed in cigars in Cincinnati

Posted at 2:55 PM, Nov 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-02 17:18:51-04

CINCINNATI -- More than 24 pounds of cocaine hidden in cigars were recovered by agents in Cincinnati, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers.

The cocaine was intercepted while it was en route from the Dominican Republic to the Bronx, New York and Irvington, New Jersey, according to a news release from U.S. customs. The smuggling attempts took place on Oct. 18 and 20.

No one has been arrested in connection to these shipments of cocaine, according to the news release.

“The dedication and vigilance of our Officers at our express consignment facilities continues to prevent a substantial amount of drugs from reaching their destination,” Port Director Richard Gillespie said in the release. “These two seizures are an excellent example of what U.S. Customs and Border Protection does each and every day.”