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San Juan, Puerto Rico.- The U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday announced the confiscation of two shipments of cocaine totaling 1,800 kilos in the Caribbean Sea, with a street value of US$45.0 million.

In a statement to the local media, Coast Guard San Juan Sector commander Capt. Drew Pearson said other federal agencies collaborated with seizure carried out November 25 and 27.

In the November 25 operation, the Coast Guard seized 38 bales of 950 kilos of cocaine around 300 miles south of the Dominican Republic.

The crew of the Coast Guard surveillance aircraft HC-144 Ocean Sentry from Miami Air Station on patrol spotted four men aboard a suspect vessel which dumped part of the cargo by overboard and fled.

In the second operation on November 27, the Coast Guard and agents of the Caribbean Border Interagency Group arrested a Cuban citizen aboard a sailing ship 80 kilometers south of the Dominican Republic, carrying 850 kilos.

The surveillance aircraft crew detected the vessel that was then boarded by a patrol, which seized 26 packages of cocaine.

During the past five months, the Coast Guard, in cooperation with regional authorities, has seized nearly 10,000 kilos of cocaine and 3,000 of marijuana in the Caribbean, with a street value of around US$262 million.

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5 comment(s)
Written by: BASTA, 7 Dec 2012 7:28 AM
From: Dominican Republic, =Ghetto/Legalize Drugs/Free abortions for all Never Confuse Education with Intelligence
US$45.0 == Gee big woop. Who the hell pays retail. How about a more realistic figure; say 60,000us
Written by: ohhhvictor, 7 Dec 2012 9:49 AM
From: United States


OMG, I knew that Pepe Goico, Quirino and Josie's Ano where on the street again!
Written by: danny00, 7 Dec 2012 11:21 AM
From: United States, Acropolis 114 santo DOMINGO
made all the local tv stations last night.
made this catch last month off the coast of the dr.

45 million?
how i know how the drug dealers can buy the expensive condos in santo domingo.
choo choo
all aboard the dominican drug express train, last stop rikers island.
Written by: elBuscoon, 7 Dec 2012 4:56 PM
From: Cuba, La Havana, Que Viva La Revolucion

Damn, That's a lot of toot.
Written by: PuntaCanaMike, 7 Dec 2012 8:09 PM
From: Dominican Republic
The picture is not a C130 Herc....not that it really matters.
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