U.S. Customs and Border Protection says 3,200 pounds of the drug in 60 packages were seized at Port New York/Newark on Feb. 28. The street value is estimated at about $77 million.
It’s the biggest cocaine seizure at the ports since 1994.
A Customs spokesman says the container was recovered from a ship that originated in South America.
Customs officers turned the drugs over to federal Homeland Security officials for investigation.