CBP, Puerto Rico Police Seize 58 Pounds of Cocaine in Car Arriving on Ferry
FAJARDO, PUERTO RICO—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Border Patrol and Puerto Rico police seized early Friday 58.6 pounds (26.6 kilos) of cocaine inside the trunk of a vehicle arriving on the Fajardo ferry. The estimated value of the cocaine is $665,000 and the vehicles' driver was arrested.
Supporting a Puerto Rico Police inspection of the Culebra ferry operation, a CBP Border Patrol K9 alerted the presence of narcotics inside the trunk area of a small Toyota Yaris vehicle.
After requesting and obtaining consent from the driver, a Border Patrol agent found 4 black backpacks that had several vacuum-sealed packages that later field-tested positive to cocaine.
Puerto Rico police arrested the driver Emanuel Alexander Fuentes-Bonilla, 24.
The subject and the contraband were turned over to Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) for further investigation.