Caribbean Border Interagency Group
Caribbean Border Interagency Group

Caribbean Border Interagency Group Scores $38 Million Cocaine Haul

Caribbean Border Interagency Group — made up of Coast Guard, CBP, ICE, and HSI authorities — disrupted an illegal drug shipment at sea worth $38 million.

Caribbean Border Interagency Group — made up of Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) authorities — disrupted an illegal drug shipment at sea, seizing 54 bales of cocaine, weighing 3,306 pounds.This drug shipment was estimated to have a street value of over $38 million.

“The commitment and resolve of federal and local law enforcement authorities working under the Caribbean Border Interagency Group is delivering strong and continuous successful outcomes interdicting major drug shipments at sea as far from shore as possible,” said Coast Guard Capt. Drew Pearson, Sector San Juan commander. “We stand watch twenty-four seven to protect the safety and security of the citizens of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands from the threats delivered by the sea.”

Read more at http://www.military.com/daily-news/2013/11/13/coast-guard-seizes-38-million-cocaine-shipment.html.

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