Guardia Costera incauta cargamento de cocaína valorado en $20 millones cerca de Aguadilla

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Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley’s crew offloaded approximately 1,000 kilograms of seized cocaine, valued at $20 million dollars, at Coast Guard Base San Juan April 4, 2022, following the interdiction of a go-fast vessel March 30, 2022 in the Caribbean Sea near Puerto Rico. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agents received custody of two suspected smugglers and the seized contraband. This interdiction is the result of multi-agency efforts involving the Caribbean Border Interagency Group and the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

La tripulación del guardacostas Donald Horsley y agentes especiales de la Administración para el Control de Drogas descargaron aproximadamente 1,000 kilogramos de cocaína incautada en la Base de la Guardia Costera de San Juan el lunes, luego de la interdicción de una embarcación rápida en el Mar Caribe cerca de Puerto Rico.

“Este caso destaca la determinación inquebrantable de la Guardia Costera y la de nuestros socios para interceptar a los barcos de contrabando de drogas en el mar y salvaguardar la frontera marítima más al sur de la nación”, dijo el Capitán Gregory Magee, comandante del Sector San Juan en declaraciones escritas.

“Estas alianzas son clave para lograr proteger a nuestros ciudadanos en Puerto Rico y las Islas Vírgenes de los Estados Unidos del tráfico de drogas y otras amenazas de contrabando en el Caribe”, añadió.

Esta interdicción es el resultado de los esfuerzos de varias agencias que involucran al Grupo Interagencial de la Frontera del Caribe y la Fuerza de Ataque del Corredor del Caribe. La cocaína incautada tiene un valor estimado al por mayor de aproximadamente 20 millones de dólares.

Durante un patrullaje de rutina el miércoles, la tripulación de un avión multimisión de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza avistó una embarcación sospechosa cerca de Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Vigilantes de la Guardia Costera en el Sector San Juan desviaron el cúter Donald Horsley que llegó al lugar e interceptaron una embarcación rápida de 35 pies. La embarcación transportaba a dos hombres, ciudadanos de la República Dominicana, y varios fardos de presunto contrabando, que dieron positivo en cocaína. La tripulación del cúter Donald Horsley detuvo a los dos hombres y confiscó 33 pacas de cocaína.

Los agentes especiales de la Administración de Control de Drogas recibieron la custodia de los detenidos y el contrabando incautado, y están liderando la investigación de este caso.

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Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley’s crew offloaded approximately 1,000 kilograms of seized cocaine, valued at $20 million dollars, at Coast Guard Base San Juan April 4, 2022, following the interdiction of a go-fast vessel March 30, 2022 in the Caribbean Sea near Puerto Rico. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agents received custody of two suspected smugglers and the seized contraband. This interdiction is the result of multi-agency efforts involving the Caribbean Border Interagency Group and the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley’s crew offloaded approximately 1,000 kilograms of seized cocaine, valued at $20 million dollars, at Coast Guard Base San Juan April 4, 2022, following the interdiction of a go-fast vessel March 30, 2022 in the Caribbean Sea near Puerto Rico. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agents received custody of two suspected smugglers and the seized contraband. This interdiction is the result of multi-agency efforts involving the Caribbean Border Interagency Group and the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley’s crew offloaded approximately 1,000 kilograms of seized cocaine, valued at $20 million dollars, at Coast Guard Base San Juan April 4, 2022, following the interdiction of a go-fast vessel March 30, 2022 in the Caribbean Sea near Puerto Rico. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agents received custody of two suspected smugglers and the seized contraband. This interdiction is the result of multi-agency efforts involving the Caribbean Border Interagency Group and the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
A Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley crewmember helps offload approximately 1,000 kilograms of seized cocaine, valued at $20 million dollars, at Coast Guard Base San Juan April 4, 2022, following the interdiction of a go-fast vessel March 30, 2022 in the Caribbean Sea near Puerto Rico. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agents received custody of two suspected smugglers and the seized contraband. This interdiction is the result of multi-agency efforts involving the Caribbean Border Interagency Group and the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
A Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley crewmember helps offload approximately 1,000 kilograms of seized cocaine, valued at $20 million dollars, at Coast Guard Base San Juan April 4, 2022, following the interdiction of a go-fast vessel in the Caribbean Sea March 30, 2022 near Puerto Rico. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agents received custody of two suspected smugglers and the seized contraband. This interdiction is the result of multi-agency efforts involving the Caribbean Border Interagency Group and the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)