Half-Ton of Smuggled Cocaine Seized over Three Weeks in Puerto Rico

Half-Ton of Smuggled Cocaine Seized over Three Weeks in Puerto Rico


U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Puerto Rico seized more than 1,000 pounds of cocaine in incidents over the past three weeks. Officials estimate the street value of the cocaine to be approximately $13 million.

CBP officers assigned to the Contraband Enforcement Team in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on June 26 found anomalies on the Santo Domingo — San Juan ferry. The Officers inspected several containers on the ship M/V Kydon, according to information obtained from Puerto Rico CBP officials.

Enforcement team members inspected the ship utilizing non-intrusive imaging systems and found several anomalies in a lowboy trailer. A physical search uncovered 231 packages believed to be packed with drugs. Officers field-tested the contents and found them to be consistent with cocaine, officials stated.

Offices weighed the drugs and determined the cocaine has an estimated street value in excess of $7 million.

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