U.S. customs officials in Cincinnati recently seized 530 pounds of illicit narcotics and other controlled substances in a shipment originating from China, which had a street value of over $2 million.
The cargo also contained other illicit goods such as counterfeit products and prohibited food items.
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the seizure in a press release on June 26. The shipment, intercepted by customs officials on May 11, was destined for a single importer in Aurora, Colorado.
“This is the largest synthetic seizure in the history of our port,” said Cincinnati Port Director Richard Gillespie in the press release.
Also on Friday, CBP announced that customs officials in Louisville seized an illicit shipment of 10,000 assault weapon parts that originated from China.