San Juan, Puerto Rico: Coast Guard, DEA, CBP agencies apprehend 3 smugglers, seize $28.5 million in cocaine

23Mar - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (STL.News) – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos (WPC-1118) offloaded 2,513 pounds (1,140 kilos) of cocaine Friday and transferred custody of three suspected smugglers to Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agents in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Coast Guard, DEA and Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) law enforcement authorities seized the $28.5 million dollar cocaine shipment and apprehended three men of Dominican Republic nationality, following the interdiction of a 30-foot go-fast vessel Friday night in waters north of Loiza, Puerto Rico.

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