SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized last night two gym bags with of cocaine and heroin inside a container arriving from the Dominican Republic.
During inbound inspection of containers on board M/V Maesk Tarragona arriving from Caucedo, Dominican Republic, a container was randomly selected for inspection.
When the container was opened inside were two small gym bags containing 25 bricks of what field tested positive for cocaine and 13 bricks of what field tested positive for heroin. Total weight of the cocaine was 28 kilos (61.73 pounds) and the heroin weighed 5.53 kilos (12.19 pounds).
The estimated street value of the seized narcotics is US$1.26 million.
The custody of the duffle bag and the narcotics was transferred to ICE Homeland Security Investigations for further investigation.