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Feds seek tips after $550k drug bust near Ferndale

Federal agents and Whatcom County Sheriff's deputies found 15 kilograms of cocaine (33 pounds) and 9 kilograms of meth (19.8 pounds) on Sept. 10, 2014 in the general area of the Grandview Business Center, 7056 Portal Way near Ferndale. Each kilo of cocaine was stamped "VITO." No one has been arrested and agents are trying track down the drugs' rightful owner.
Federal agents and Whatcom County Sheriff's deputies found 15 kilograms of cocaine (33 pounds) and 9 kilograms of meth (19.8 pounds) on Sept. 10, 2014 in the general area of the Grandview Business Center, 7056 Portal Way near Ferndale. Each kilo of cocaine was stamped "VITO." No one has been arrested and agents are trying track down the drugs' rightful owner. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

Did you lose $550,000 in cocaine and methamphetamine last week north of Ferndale? Or do you know someone who did?

You might want to call Immigration & Customs Enforcement.

A tip led federal agents and Whatcom County sheriff’s deputies to recover 15 kilograms of cocaine (33 pounds) and 9 kilograms of meth (19.8 pounds) around 5 p.m. Sept. 10, from an unoccupied unit at the Grandview Business Center, 7056 Portal Way.

So far no one has been arrested, and agents are trying track down the drugs’ rightful owner. They believe the meth and cocaine were en route Canada, where the street value would be close to double, said ICE spokesman Andrew Muñoz.

Each 1 kilogram brick of cocaine was stamped “VITO,” and the meth had been split into half-kilogram packages.

According to the sheriff’s office, several “persons of interest are being sought in connection with the large quantity of narcotics.”

No other details about the bust or the ongoing investigation have been made public.

Tips should be directed to ICE at 1-866-347-2423.

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