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.
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.