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Tuesday September 17th, 2019 12:46PM

Authorities: cocaine seized from Port of Savannah container

By The Associated Press

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Federal authorities say they've seized more than 21 kilograms (47 pounds) of cocaine and arrested two people during a warehouse raid in Georgia.

U.S. Attorney Bobby Christine said in a news release Tuesday that federal and local law enforcement agencies served a search warrant on the warehouse in Augusta on June 7. He said they discovered the cocaine in a shipping container transported from the Port of Savannah.

They arrested 35-year-old Jimmy Alexander Pujols and 40-year-old Fausto Mendez Ramos. It wasn't immediately clear whether the two men had attorneys who could comment.

Christine said the seizure and arrests were part of renewed efforts to scrutinize shipments into the port. Since October, Christine says authorities have seized more than 1,300 kilograms (2,900 pounds) of cocaine, worth at least $53 million.

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