Agents in Plaquemines Parish seized nearly 200 pounds of cocaine Thursday, the Sheriff’s Office reported Friday.
With an estimated wholesale value of $4.5 million and street value of $18 million, it’s the largest drug seizure in parish history, Sheriff Lonnie Greco said in a news release.
Greco said his office’s narcotics agents, working from an anonymous tip, made the seizure at an undisclosed location in Plaquemines Parish.
A photo released by the Sheriff’s Office shows more than 80 individual packages. A preliminary field test and examination revealed the contents to be suspected pure cocaine.
The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office is working with the U.S. Homeland Security Investigation's New Orleans Field Office on the case.