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San Juan.- U.S. officials in Puerto Rico on Friday announced the arrest of two Dominicans on a boat headed toward the island’s south coast, seizing 1.2 metric tons of cocaine whose estimated value is US$29 million, EFE reports.

In a news conference at Coast Guard headquarters in San Juan, U.S. Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico, Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez announced the arrest of the Dominicans on December 30, identified as Jose de Leon and Wilson Concepcion.

Rodriguez said local and U.S. authorities are "proud" to have struck a "blow to a shipment worth millions before reaching its final destination of Puerto Rico."

She said the crew of a Coast Guard aircraft flying over Puerto Rico’s south coast spotted a suspicious vessel, and requested assistance until finding the drug and arrested the Dominicans, who await arraignment and face a long prison term if convicted.

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8 comment(s)
Written by: Adrian29630, 4 Jan 2013 2:34 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Cabrera
A good job they were caught in Puerto Rico and not in Dominican waters. At least there they will get a severe sentence a be out of operation for a good many years. If they had been caught in Dominican jurisdiction they would be back on the streets in a few days to carry on with what they were doing.
Written by: BASTA, 4 Jan 2013 4:19 PM
From: Dominican Republic, =Ghetto/Legalize Drugs/Free abortions for all Never Confuse Education with Intelligence
US$29 million,== bullshit; who buys retail! more like 20,000 us. Boy have we a deal for you!
$29million x18% = another feeder for the Metro
Written by: RobertoJose, 4 Jan 2013 5:10 PM
From: United States, FREEPORT, Long Island.....Don't sing it, just bring it !!!!
They only lost 7.7million USD.
Written by: RobertoJose, 4 Jan 2013 5:11 PM
From: United States, FREEPORT, Long Island.....Don't sing it, just bring it !!!!
They only lost 7.7million USD.
Written by: Ricardolito, 4 Jan 2013 6:42 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
I do not know much about drugs but can heroin be sild to manufacturing plants for use in hospitals ??
Written by: glomarexplorer, 4 Jan 2013 10:46 PM
From: United States, Fresh Water Paradise-NY Finger Lakes

Yet another fine example of some of our compatriot's attempts to further sully our reputation.

Written by: ScandiViking, 5 Jan 2013 1:29 PM
From: Norway
Comon the were just listening to the preacher the other day - hey they were bringing in new stock for the government.
Written by: DomRat, 7 Jan 2013 8:08 AM
From: Dominican Republic
Nice haul, now check with your local blow dealer and see if the street price has risin much, that is the true barometer of supply and demand. Has this crippled suply?
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