Local

Alleged Pot Smugglers Caught With 3,500 Pounds Of Drugs

View Comments
Coastguardsmen alongside Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement law enforcement personnel load 3,591 pounds of marijuana for transportation to a secure facility following an interagency press conference at Sector San Juan, Puerto Rico July 21, 2014. The Coast Guard and federal law enforcement partner agencies announced the interdiction of the motor vessel An Nur, where the motor vessel and the illegal drug shipment, estimated to have a wholesale value of $3.5 million dollars were seized, while the 5-man Guyanese crew was detained for prosecution. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ricardo Castrodad, Sector San Juan Public Affairs specialist.)

Coastguardsmen alongside Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement law enforcement personnel load 3,591 pounds of marijuana for transportation to a secure facility following an interagency press conference at Sector San Juan, Puerto Rico July 21, 2014. The Coast Guard and federal law enforcement partner agencies announced the interdiction of the motor vessel An Nur, where the motor vessel and the illegal drug shipment, estimated to have a wholesale value of $3.5 million dollars were seized, while the 5-man Guyanese crew was detained for prosecution. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ricardo Castrodad, Sector San Juan Public Affairs specialist.)

South Florida Crime

SAN JUAN (CBSMiami) — Coast Guard officials seized more than 3,500 pounds of marijuana during a drug interdiction south of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico in the Caribbean Sea.

The drugs have an estimated $3.5 million wholesale value.

Law enforcement detained five suspected smugglers.

The Coast Guard Cutter Northland reported a suspicious 68-foot vessel An-Nur and found the marijuana onboard.

The Northland handed over the drugs and alleged smugglers to Customs and Border Protection and Federal Bureau of Investigation special agents.

Since October 2013, the Coast Guard has seized 17,591 kilograms of cocaine and 4,341 pounds of marijuana during 25 counter-drug interdictions under Operation Unified Resolve, in partnership with regional law enforcement authorities in the Caribbean. The wholesale value for these seizures is worth more than $444 million.

RELATED CONTENT:

 

 

 

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 13,762 other followers