(NEW YORK) — The NYPD and Drug Enforcement Administration are investigating a peculiar shipment of drugs seized at the United Nations earlier this month.
Mailroom workers at the U.N. discovered packages containing around 16.5 kilos of cocaine on Jan. 16. Upon their discovery, the nearby police precinct was called, and the drugs and other evidence was seized.
Sixteen and a half kilos, or just over 35 pounds, of cocaine carries a street value of about $440,000, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said, according to The Wall Street Journal. Browne says the packages originated in Mexico.
Officials say the investigation has so far yielded no arrests.
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Rafael Romo and Emanuella Grinberg, CNN
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