Updated 01/27/2012 06:27 PM
Cocaine Shipment Found Inside UN Mailroom, Police Say
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Officials are trying to determine who mailed 35 pounds of cocaine to the United Nations.
A picture of the shipment, seen above with Under Secretary General of the UN for Safety and Security Gregory Starr, raised suspicions at the mail intake center because it was stamped with a poor imitation of the UN logo.
Police say there was no name or address on the package, which was sent from Mexico City through the DHL hub in Cincinnati.
Authorities intercepted the package on January 16.
"There is a belief in the Mexican circles that these drugs were never meant to leave Mexico City, but somehow because they were addressed like that, they did make it into a shipment mode,” said Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.
“As far as we can tell, this was something that was very clearly not intended to arrive here at all,” said Martin Nesirky, spokesperson for the UN secretary general.
The New York City Police Department is working with federal officials on the case.