More Than 700 Pounds Seized In Cocaine Bust


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NORFOLK, Va. (WHSV) -- New details have come to light about a Federal drug bust back in December.

U.S.Customs and Border Protection said Thursday they seized 732 pounds of cocaine inside a shipping container at the Port of Norfolk December 20.

They found the drug hidden inside cans of fruit juice.

That much cocaine has a street value of up to $100 million, according to the agency.

Sgt. Brian Edwards with the Waynesboro Police Department said that will help keep supply low in the Valley and in other areas, but there will always be demand.

"732 pounds of cocaine is a lot. Probably a great deal of it was going to be destined for the Valley; however, with the seizure of those drugs, it just kind of opens up the market for other supplies to bring it in because the demand is here," said Edwards.

Edwards says in the Valley, meth use is greater than cocaine use.


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