JAMAICA OBSERVER – The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says one of its Air and Marine Operations (AMO) aircraft has intercepted a vessel in the Caribbean Sea, in which 2,000 pounds of cocaine were concealed.
On Wednesday, CBP said the cocaine, with an estimated value of US$30 million, was seized by ongoing multi-agency law enforcement efforts in support of Operation Unified Resolve and Operation Caribbean Guard.
“Air and Marine Agents engage in complex coordination to detect and stop vessels that attempt to smuggle narcotics through our coastal areas,” said Johnny Morales, Director of Air Operations at the CBP Caribbean Air and Marine Branch.
CBP said on January 2, a Maritime Patrol Aircraft crew located a suspicious go-fast vessel just off the coast of the Dominican Republic.
The go-fast boat was interdicted and the four suspected smugglers held.