The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier’s crew offloaded more than 2,024 pounds of cocaine worth more than $23 million in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday.
United States law enforcement seized the drugs on June 18 in Caribbean Sea international waters south of Puerto Rico.
The law enforcement officials also arrested four suspected smugglers – one Colombian, one Dominican Republic and two Venezuelan nationals.
The suspects face prosecution by the Department of Justice in the U.S. Federal District Court in Puerto Rico.
Lt. DeVonte Weems, Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier’s commanding officer, said the anti-drug operation was smooth.
It included the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Caribbean Air & Marine Branch and Sector San Juan Command Center personnel.