Homeland Security Investigation special agents seized a shipment of large fish with cocaine secreted inside.
The feds busted two alleged drug smugglers in Brooklyn after hooking some fish stuffed with cocaine.
The suspects Triston Daniels and Troy Gonsalves, who have been araigned in Brooklyn Federal High court, were arrested after 20 kilos of cocaine were discovered stashed inside a shipment of frozen fish and released on bond of $150,000
On May 4, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized an air cargo shipment of “large, frozen fish” from Suriname at Miami International Airport, according to U.S. Homeland Security special agent Ryan Varrone.
Cocaine, which has a street value of about $600,000, according to authorities was confiscated by the Homeland agents. The fish was replaced in the shipping boxes and transported by truck to a storage facility in Queens which was kept under surveillance, Varrone’s complaint states.
Daniels, 32, and Gonsalves, 33, showed up at the warehouse on Friday in a white van. They picked up the boxes and drove to another storage facility in Brooklyn where they were arrested as they unloaded the van.
Gonsalves admitted that Daniels told him that the shipment contained drugs. According to the court papers the importer of the fish is located in Queens and has been previously associated with a shipment of 82 kilos of cocaine from Guyana that was seized at the Miami airport in February.