CARIBBEAN-DRUGS-US Coast Guard seizes millions in cocaine
The United States Coast Guard says it has seized more than 570 kilogrammes of cocaine with an estimated value of US$19 million.
The Coast Guard said Friday the drugs were seized during a patrol, dubbed “Operation Unified Resolve” and that a go-fast vessel with five people had been detained.
It said the five suspected smugglers aboard the go-fast vessel were turned over to US federal law enforcement officials in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The Coast Guard said its efforts under Operation Unified Resolve “contribute to the interagency results being achieved each and every day locally under Operation Caribbean Guard” and that together with other stakeholders, they are “working diligently to deter, detect and disrupt illicit maritime trafficking to Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands”.
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