Local February 23, 2015 | 10:55 am

USCG seizes US$1.6M of marijuana on boat near Dominican coast

Santo Domingo.- The United States Coast Guard on Saturday said it intercepted a boat captained by an unidentified Russian national carrying 1,700 pounds (770 kilos) of marijuana worth US$1.6 million, in waters south of the Dominican Republic.

The Coast Guard, which didn’t provide further details, said the 40-foot boat was considered suspicious by a patrol between Dominican and Puerto Rican territorial waters.

It said its officers were on a routine patrol near Key Largo, where they first spotted the ship, adding that the vessel had been previously searched in Finland, where an unspecified among of drug was seized.

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