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CBP In Puerto Rico Seizes 240 Pounds Of Cocaine Inside Container

Release Date: 
February 23, 2012

San Juan, P.R. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized 240 pounds of cocaine found inside four duffle bags discovered within a container arriving from a foreign destination last night at the San Juan Port of entry.

During inbound inspection of incoming containers on board the M/V MAERSK RAVENA, arriving from Caucedo, Dominican Republic, CBP officers selected a container for thorough inspection.

When the container was opened a total of four duffle bags were found inside the container. A CBP K-9 alerted positive to the odor of narcotics.

The container cargo description was Aluminum Profiles.

A field test of a powdery substance in all four bags reacted positive to cocaine.

The cocaine was seized and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations for further investigation.

The estimated value of the seized narcotics is $2.4 million.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021