Local October 23, 2015 | 7:50 am

Dominican, US agents seize 1,250 k. cocaine in southeast

Santo Domingo.- TheNational Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) and the Dominican Navy, helped by the USCoast Guard on Thursday interdicted a speedboat with 626 bales weighing around 1,250kilos of cocaine near Saona Island (southeast).

The vessel was haltednear shore after its occupants were cornered and fled into in a wooded area of? Saona Island, where elite DNCD agents and Navy commandos are actively chasingthem operating in support of anti-drug unit agency.

The crew of the boat,with two, 200 horsepower outboard motors, beached the craft and started dumpingpart of the drug overboard but was later recovered south of Saona, after beingspotted by the US Coast Guard and Dominican Navy around 60 knots from the coast,where the persecution began.

The crew fled intothe woods, fired several times at a Navy patrol which tried to stop them, withone of the suspects injured and arrested.

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