Access to Records request: May 2018 seizure of cocaine at Port of Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York

T. McElwee filed this request with the Waterfront Commission of NY Harbor of New York.

It is a clone of this request.



From: T. McElwee

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Section 1.23 of the rules and regulations of the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor ("Access to records"), I hereby request the following:

Records of an interception of a shipment of cocaine, described as follows by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York:

"[A]pproximately May 2018, the [Drug Trafficking Organization] sent a shipment of approximately 250 kilograms of cocaine concealed in boxes of produce imports from the Dominican Republic to the Red Hook Port in Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York. CBP officers at the port identified and seized the cocaine."

I assert that as the U.S. Attorney's Office has disclosed the seizure, the exemption covering an ongoing investigation has ceased to apply.

Please provide all records of the interception and seizure, including any intelligence report regarding the shipment, any tracing of the shipment's origin, any record of the seizure operation and inventory of the shipment, any after-action reports, and any record of the disposition of the seized shipment.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.

I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


T. McElwee

From: Waterfront Commission of NY Harbor

Good Morning;

Your request was received on November 10, 2020, and it is currently being worked on. Pursuant to Section 1.23 of the rules and regulations of the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor my response to your request is due within 10 business days from receipt of the request, not 5 business days. I will forward our response on or before November 24th, 2020.

Thank you,

Meralis Lopez

From: Waterfront Commission of NY Harbor

Good Afternoon;

Please see the attached response.

Thank you,
Meralis Lopez
Meralis Lopez
Commission Secretary/Paralegal
Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor
An Instrumentality of the States of New York and New Jersey
Office: 212-905-9208
Fax: 212-742-8965
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