Police: 16 Kilograms of Cocaine Seized at UN

The drug shipment was apparently sent from Mexico City through Cincinnati

Friday, Jan 27, 2012  |  Updated 11:44 AM EDT
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Police: 16 Kilograms of Cocaine Seized at UN

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An NYPD spokesman says a shipment containing 16 kilograms of cocaine has been seized at the U.N.'s mail intake center.

Paul Browne said Thursday the drug was in a white bag that raised suspicions because it was stamped with what looked like a poorly concocted version of the U.N. logo.

He says there was no name or address on the shipment sent from Mexico City through Cincinnati.

Browne says U.N. security officials called the NYPD and Drug Enforcement Administration, which confirmed the substance inside the shipment intercepted Jan. 16 was cocaine.

U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky says neither the U.N. nor anyone located at U.N. headquarters was its intended recipient of the shipment.

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