US Coast Guard seizes 3,700 pounds of coke in the Caribbean in 10 days

Julien Neaves

The US Coast Guards and partner agencies have interdicted seven suspected drug smuggling vessels over 10 days near the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico in the Eastern Caribbean.

In a release today the Coast Guard reported the collaboration with the US Navy, Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations and the Dutch Caribbean coast guard resulted in more than 3,700 pounds of cocaine worth more than $64 million and 19 suspected drug smugglers being apprehended. These individuals may now face criminal charges by prosecution partners in the Department of Justice.

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