US Agents Seize Drugs in Two Caribbean Incidents

Saturday 26th, October 2013 / 11:26 Published by

The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) a seized 125 pounds (56.7 kilos) of cocaine and 5 pounds (2.2 kilos) of heroin during two separate incidents in the Caribbean.

On Thursday, the CBP said during the inspection of containers arriving on board the maritime vessel M/V Hansa Regensburg from Caucedo, Dominican Republic, CBP officers selected a container for secondary scrutiny in which they found two bags, containing brick-shaped size objects that later tested positive for cocaine and heroin.

The estimated value of the seized cocaine is US$1,240,800 and the heroin is US$192,500.

CBP officers in Puerto Rico, along with federal and local law enforcement partners performed a routine boarding of a vessel  which arrived from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

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