CBP seizes $9.1 million worth of cocaine at Pan Am Port in Puerto Rico.



Last month, US Customs and Border Protection agents seized 877 pounds of cocaine aboard the San Juan Santo Domingo ferry at the Pan American Harbor in Puerto Rico.

The drug, valued at $9.1 million, was discovered on December 26 during a routine pregnancy test. Officers removed a panel covering the floor of the cargo hub to discover 355 packages that tested positive for cocaine, CBP said in a statement.

“Our experienced CBP officers are vigilant, using their training and available tools to remove dangerous narcotics from the country,” Roberto Vaquero, director of field operations for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, said in a press release.

According to CBP, Homeland Security Investigations detained the contraband for further investigation.

According to the CBP data portal, CBP seized 77,000 pounds of drugs in the first two months of fiscal year 2023.


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