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Officials: $3.5 Million In Heroin Found Stashed In Vegetable Boxes

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Around 121 pounds of heroin and eight pounds of cocaine stashed inside a shipping container of vegetables was seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in Brooklyn earlier this year.

According to officials, CBP officers found 257 boxes containing around 970 packages of heroin and 58 bags of cocaine while conducting a K-9 search of a shipping container that arrived at the Red Hook Container Terminal on Jan. 7.

The heroin was estimated to have a street value of around $3.5 million, officials said. The cocaine found was estimated to have a value of $135,000.

The shipping container originated in Ecuador and was heading to Miami at the time, officials said.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

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