CARIBBEAN: More than $1 million in cocaine seized off Puerto Rico

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CARIBBEAN:  More than $1 million in cocaine seized off Puerto Rico

cocaineCARIBBEAN360 – A boat carrying 93 pounds of cocaine has been intercepted in the Caribbean Sea, off Puerto Rico, by United States Customs and Border (CBP) officials.

The illegal shipment, which has an approximate value of US$1.2 million, was on a 25-foot vessel that was spotted by the Air and Marine Operations of CBP.

Two men who were on board were also taken into custody.

“We leverage our assets and work with all our partners to intercept smuggling attempts such as this one,” stated Johnny Morales, Director of Air Operations at the CBP Caribbean Air and Marine Branch.

The CBP explained that a Marine Patrol Aircraft detected the vessel, approximately two nautical miles northwest of Culebra Island, traveling westbound, without navigation lights.

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  1. Throw the Feds a bone while the heavy lifting makes it through another way. $1.2M is a simple cost of doing business, like a parking ticket to the rest of us.

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