Authorities seize 16.5 tons of cocaine from ship in Philadelphia -Justice Department

June 18 (Reuters) - Authorities seized more than 16 tons of cocaine on Tuesday from a ship at the Packer Marine Terminal in Philadelphia and the crew has been arrested and charged, the U.S. Justice Department said.

The seizure was the largest in the history of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the region said in a tweet. (Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Chicago)