AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico – Border Patrol agents, along with local police units, arrested 65 Dominicans including 28 Dominicans and confiscated 42 pounds (19 kilos) of cocaine during two separate incidents on Sunday and Monday. The estimated value of narcotics is $ 481,250.
Patrol chief of the Border Patrol Ramey sector, Xavier Morales, reported that yesterday an agent of the federal agency detected a “yola” type ship sailing towards the northwest coast of Puerto Rico, so he contacted a marine unit of the United Rapid Action Forces (FURA) of the Police and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel.
According to the authorities, the yola was intercepted about six miles west of the city of Aguadilla, finding a total of 28 undocumented immigrants (24 men / two women / two unaccompanied teenagers) all from the Dominican Republic. Inside the yola, agents found a lump of canvas containing 14 bricks, which tested positive for cocaine properties.
Meanwhile, that last Sunday, FURA agents detected a boat that was approaching the Combate beach of Cabo Rojo, on the southwest coast of the island.
The Border Patrol and the US Coast Guard on the Island responded to the location and, in a joint effort, the people aboard the contraband were arrested.
Source: Noticias Sin