US seizes 888 lbs. of cocaine in 2 boats, arrest 2 Dominicans

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AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents interdicted Monday night 888 pounds (403 kilos) of cocaine during two separate incidents that occurred near Cabo Rojo, in the southwest of the island, and near Fajardo, in the northeast.  Five men, two US citizens, two from the Dominican Republic and one Colombian were arrested. The estimated value of the seized narcotics is US$10.8 million. “Our vigilance and patrolling operations cover the whole archipelago of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands,” stated Johnny Morales, Director, Air and Marine Operations for the Caribbean Air and Marine Branch. “We leverage our advanced aeronautical and maritime capabilities to detect and interdict them throughout our coastal borders.” On the evening of Dec. 6, an AMO Marine Patrol […]

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