US border agents seize 24 pounds of cocaine in Dominican cigars - Two shipments of cigars from the Dominican Republic were found by Cincinnati border protection officers to have more than 24 pounds of cocaine within the cigars, officials announced Thursday.

The first package invoiced as "cigars" and weighing 18 pounds was intercepted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at a consignment facility on Oct. 18 with a destination of the Bronx in New York, officials said.

The second attempt occurred on Oct. 20 when officials inspected another package from the Dominican Republic this time destined for Irvington, New Jersey. This package had more than five pounds of cocaine hidden in cigars, officials said.

“The dedication and vigilance of our officers at our express consignment facilities continues to prevent a substantial amount of drugs from reaching their destination,” said Port Director Richard Gillespie.

Customs and Border Protection officers inspect international packages at local consignment facilities sometimes finding drugs such as heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, khat and methamphetamine, as well as counterfeit checks and fake merchandise, officials said in a news release.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

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