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.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.