MASSIVE SALE AT AUTO DOMAIN INC. IN CORINTH, GROS ISLET, July 15-July 20, 2019, 40% off on selected items: transmissions, engines, body, electric, brakes, filters, headlamps. Call 758-584-2621 or 758-287-2886

US Coast Guard nabs suspected smugglers, millions of dollars in drugs seized


 Share This On:

(CMC) – The United States Coast Guard says it has detained two suspected smugglers and seized more than US$13 million worth of illegal drugs in the Caribbean Sea.

The Coast Guard said that 491.5 kilograms of cocaine and 9.2 kilograms of suspected heroin had been seized during the operation after a 30-foot vessel had been spotted with “visible packages on deck”.

“This case highlights the unwavering resolve and collective efforts of Coast Guard, federal and local law enforcement partners to strengthen the security of the nation’s Caribbean border and protect our citizens from drug smuggling that threaten our shores, said Captain Eric P King, Sector San Juan commander.

“This successful interdiction resulted in the detention of two smugglers and kept a major drug shipment off the streets,” he added.

DEA Caribbean Division Associate Special Agent in Charge, Reinaldo R López, said the inter agencies “relentless mission of disrupting and dismantling transnational drug trafficking organisations will continue,” warning drug traffickers, especially across the Caribbean that “we are hunting them down in an all-year-round open season.”

The Coast Guard said the two men detained are a US Citizen and a national from the Dominican Republic.

It said the interdiction was the result of ongoing, multi-agency US federal law enforcement efforts in support of Operation Unified Resolve, Operation Caribbean Guard and the Caribbean Border Interagency Group.

This article was posted in its entirety as received by This media house does not correct any spelling or grammatical error within press releases and commentaries. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of, its sponsors or advertisers.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.