USFA: ` Seize a 1.8 Ton ` Cocaine Shipment ‘ Worth Estimated $50 Million off the Coast of Puerto Rico ‘
#AceWorldNews – SAN JUAN – April 05 – (Reuters) – A 1.8 ton cocaine shipment worth an estimated $50 million that was thought to be destined for the U.S. market was seized off the coast of Puerto Rico, federal authorities said on Wednesday, in one of the largest drug busts there in recent years.
The shipment was intercepted on Monday evening on a 30-foot boat that was 12.5 miles off the resort town of Dorado on Puerto Rico’s north coast.
“We have seized more than three tons of cocaine over the last month,” Angel Melendez, head of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations office in San Juan, said on Wednesday.
The great majority of cocaine destined for the U.S. market is smuggled via Mexico, but U.S. officials have said that joint U.S.-Mexican counter-drug efforts http://wp.me/p165ui-4Fq have begun to push some of the traffic back into the…
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