An international mailing facility in New Jersey intercepted a whopping 45 kilos of MDMA and ecstasy since October. The drugs held a street value worth nearly $800,000.
Officials from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) revealed the news to reporters on Wednesday. The drugs, received in powder and pill forms, were typically sent in vacuum-sealed bags, hidden within toys or candy and other food products over the holiday season.
The drugs acquired by the International Bulk Mail and Distribution Center in Jersey City over the past few months were shipped from the U.S. primarily from Europe. Mostly from Germany, Netherlands, and Belgium, and other countries.
Stephen Maloney, CBP’s acting port director said point blank: “If you’re going to import illegal narcotics into the United States through the port of New York and Newark, we’re going to find it, and we’re going to seize it.”