U.S. Customs and Border Protection said the seized cocaine totaled more than $11.8 million in street value.
U.S. policy has focused on eradicating the crop used for making cocaine in Colombia. Here's why farmers keep replanting it.
Eilene Zimmerman didn't learn of her ex-husband's addiction to cocaine and opioids until after his death. "This had happened in front of us, and we hadn't recognized it," she says.
A Colombian man trying to sneak more than a pound of the drug into Spain was caught with the package (poorly) hidden under his fake hair, a police official told NPR.
The semi-submersible vessel was reportedly carrying more than 17,000 pounds of cocaine, worth some $232 million.
The drugs were reportedly found in seven containers aboard the MSC Gayane at Philadelphia's Packer Marine Terminal. Authorities say it is one of the biggest-ever drug busts in the U.S.
Scientists collected freshwater shrimp at 15 locations in Suffolk. Shrimp from all of the sites were found to have detectable amounts of cocaine, and many had other drugs or pesticides.
Authorities say 60 packages of the drug worth about $77 million on the street were found in a shipping container.
As efforts to get farmers to stop growing coca in favor of legal crops falter, some farmers feel abandoned. But one man says he'll stand by them, helping farmers shift to cacao for high-end chocolate.
If farmers uproot coca plants, whose leaves are used to make cocaine, the government has promised money, seeds and technology to help raise everything from peppercorns to pigs.