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$9.1 Million In Cocaine Seized Aboard Caribbean Ferry

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized 877 pounds (398 kilos) of cocaine concealed on board a San Juan -Santo Domingo Ferry.

The estimated value of the seized cocaine is $9.1 million.

A CBP release said on December 26, during a routine cargo inspection inside the M/V Kydon, Officers observed anomalies in a cargo platform transporting metal rods.

CBP Officers removed a board covering the floor of the cargo platform and found several rectangular plastic covered brick-shaped bundles.

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They retrieved three hundred and fifty-five packages from the cargo platform.

The packages tested positive for cocaine.

ABC News quoted the authorities as saying that the ferry is registered in the Bahamas and regularly transits through the Caribbean Sea between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

Headline photo from U.S. Customs and Border Protection website

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Day after day I read of Cocaine being seized, and yet more and more of it seemed to be manufactured irrespective of the loss, the seizure and arrest of so many transporters, it leaves one to wonder, will this ever come to an end or will life go on as usual? the risk is high and when arrested the price is higher. Is the gain worth it? to me, I think there’s something wrong with certain people; the greed for money, for fame, for recognition and a lot more. Wars are fought both the military and civilian are killed and maimed; in this war, some of it comes right at your door step; it seem almost impossible for the police to handle and cries have been heard for outside help, even that may be temporary. In St. Lucia its a complete failure, so what’s the answer for us? give up to the gangs? but we have one who just accepted the roll from Dr. Horace Chang – does that now make him Superman and Supercop? we’ll see, though miracles do happen I believe so I’ll keep Praying for the good of St Lucia, you too must Pray. Amen.

  2. Is the gain worth it? you freaking out man $9.1m you hear ee. If is 5 man moving de shipment that’s $1.82m each less expenses. Idk about you but $1.82m and boom invests and breeze out so yea it’s worth it. Wrong but worth it.

  3. But bloke, as if all the money is not theirs. the only receive a small portion. Majority goes to the Big man, the man that calls the shots, therefore your estimation s wrong. I would say, not worth it. When you spend your best life behind bars.

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