Photo: Cocaine seized in Puerto Rico
U.S. authorities in Puerto Rico reported Friday the arrest of two Dominicans from whose vessel they seized 2,200 kilos (4,845 pounds) of cocaine.
The consignment is worth an estimated $29 million, officials said.
The U.S. attorney in San Juan, Rosa Emilia Rodriguez, told a press conference that the two Dominicans were arrested on Dec. 30.
The suspects were identified as Jose De Leon and Wilson Consencion.
Local and federal authorities take pride in having dealt a “hard blow to a cargo worth millions before it reached its final destination of Puerto Rico,” she said.
Rodriguez said that the crew of a Coast Guard plane flying over the southern coast of Puerto Rico spotted a suspicious-looking craft and immediately called for assistance, after which the drug was found and the Dominicans arrested.