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Caribbean Nationals Intercepted At Sea With 901 Pounds Of Cocaine


Three Caribbean nationals are in custody after a drug bust involving 901 pounds of cocaine north of Puerto Rico.

The United States Coast Guard said the three detainees are Dominican Republic nationals facing federal prosecution.

The charges include Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance Aboard a Vessel Subject to the Jurisdiction of the United States.

According to the Coast Guard, during a Saturday night patrol, the aircrew of a Coast Guard maritime patrol aircraft detected a suspect go-fast vessel off Puerto Rico.

The cutter, Joseph Napier, pursued and stopped the 30-foot blue and white go-fast vessel, apprehended the three men, and recovered 12 bales of suspected contraband that tested positive for cocaine.

The Joseph Napier crew and Caribbean Corridor Strike Force agents offloaded the cocaine Wednesday in San Juan.

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