Police Find Cocaine – level 3

27-03-2019 15:00

American federal agents seized a huge amount of cocaine at the Port of Philadelphia.

A narcotics detective dog alerted them, and they then discovered 13 large black bags which contained a combined 450 bricks of a white powdery substance. Sampling of the substance tested positive for cocaine. The 537.6 kilograms of cocaine is worth approximately $38 million.

Last week in New York, police seized 1,450 kilograms of cocaine worth approximately $77 million.

Difficult words: seize (take something illegal), alert (warn), sample (take a small amount of something and analyse it).

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