A boat in which two people were transporting 860 pounds of cocaine was intercepted west of Boqueron

Agents of the United Rapid Action Forces (FURA) of Police Bureau and of Federal Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) They intercepted, last Saturday morning, a ship west of Boqueron that was transporting 14 bales with cocaine with an estimated value of $9.3 million.

In total, the intervention carried out about six nautical miles from Boqueron culminated in the seizure of 860 pounds of illicit drugs.

The vessel, a 25-foot-long Dusky 252 boat with two Suzuki outboard motors of 200 horsepower each, was crewed by two United States citizens residing in the Municipality of Red Capereported the Uniformed.

The seized cocaine, divided into 14 bales, has an estimated market value of about $9.3 million.

According to a press release, the crew of a CBP coastal interceptor vessel received a FURA alert of a suspicious boat near the waters west of Boqueron.

At this time, the identity of the two detained individuals is unknown.

Agents from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the investigative branch of the federal Department of Homeland Security (Homeland Security), are in charge of the investigation.

Last week, three Venezuelans were arrested southeast of Puerto Rico with approximately 1,709 pounds of cocaine, with an estimated market value of about $19 million.

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