$12 Million Worth Of Cocaine-Stuffed Shrimp Found in Red Hook

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It’s not as appetizing as it is highly illegal, so federal agents aren’t being made ravenous by a shipment of cocaine smuggled in frozen shrimp that touched down June 15th at Red Hook Terminal. The massive package that reportedly contained 12 kilos of the drug was shipped from Guyana and was addressed to “Randolph Fraser,” the New York Daily News reports. 

Although this particular Randolph Fraser is fictitious, it does match the frequently used alias of Heeralall Sukdeo, the Queens-based owner of the shipping company, Sukdeo Sons Fishing.

The News reports that the cocaine shipment “was delivered to an unidentified warehouse in Brooklyn on Monday where agents spotted Heeralall Sukdeo ‘together with others … organizing and supervising the unloading’ of the shipment.”

Sukdeo, who denies involvement on all accounts, told US Homeland Security Special Agent Ryan Varrone that “he was present only in the vicinity of the truck containing the target shipment because he was curious about its contents.”

Sukdeo’s lawyer, Andre Travieso, notes that the accused has never before been arrested. “I’m pretty confident that when all the facts come out, this was just a huge mistake,” he told the News.

[H/T NY Daily News]

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