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Agents of the Border Patrol and the United Forces of Fast Action (FURA) seized yesterday 782 kilos of cocaine and $ 1.3 million in unreported currencies last Saturday, during two separate incidents that occurred in the east and west of the Island.
The estimated value of the seized drug is $ 19.5 million.
“Once again, our collective efforts resulted in a successful response to these smuggling attempts across our coastal borders. Keeping our communities safe remains one of our top priorities and we encourage everyone to help us in our mission. If you see anything suspicious, call us, ”said Xavier Morales, chief of Patrols of the Ramey sector.
Yesterday, agents of the Border Patrol Ramey Station responded to a sea smuggling event in the Sucia Beach area of Cabo Rojo. FURA, a participant of the Operation Stonegarden program, found a ship on the rocks.
The Border Patrol and FURA agents were able to detain a man from the Dominican Republic and 19 bundles of narcotics. The 24-foot fiberglass boat sank in place and was unrecoverable.
Border Patrol agents assumed custody of the illegal alien and confiscated 19 bales of cocaine. Man and cocaine were transferred to the Federal Drug Control Administration (DEA) for research.
On February 29, a FURA unit found a vessel traveling westward without navigation lights near Culebra Island.
During the chase, the four occupants threw five bags from the boat. A FURA unit recovered two bags of water.
At the FURA station, Border Patrol agents arrested the four subjects and confiscated a 23-foot Manta vessel with two Johnson outboard 90-horsepower engines and $ 1.3 million in undeclared currencies.
Source: El Vocero