World June 13, 2024 | 2:41 pm

CBP in Puerto Rico seizes $4 Million worth of Cocaine from Dominican Republic

San Juan, Puerto Rico.- The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in Puerto Rico announced on Wednesday the seizure of 204 kilograms of cocaine valued at 4 million dollars. The drugs were concealed inside a container aboard the ‘Blue Wave’ ship arriving from the Dominican Republic.

According to CBP, their San Juan A-TCET vessel search team conducted an inspection at Pier 15 in the capital on Tuesday. During the examination, anomalies were detected inside the chassis of a container scheduled for unloading. Upon further inspection, agents discovered 183 bricks containing a white powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine properties. No arrests were made in connection with the shipment.

Roberto Vaquero, CBP’s Director of Field Operations in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, emphasized the team’s dedication to dismantling drug trafficking networks. He stated, “This discovery underscores our relentless efforts to intercept illicit drugs that threaten our nation’s security. We will continue to deploy all available resources and intelligence to combat such illegal activities and protect our citizens.” Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has taken over the investigation into this operation.


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June 13, 2024 11:02 pm

Not for nothing. Puerto Rico should have their own Customs and Maritime Border Protection. Free Puerto Rico!!!!!!

July 1, 2024 6:21 pm
Reply to  Coolbreeze

All you have to do is withdraw from being a US Territory, give back all of that good old fashioned US Money and try to support yourself. Will never happen with all of the bandits in power.

Ramon Garcia
June 14, 2024 10:11 pm

The drug originates in Colombia. They always get off the hook and DR, which is only a bridge, gets all the bad rap.