USCG seizes US$1.6M of marijuana on boat near Dominican coast
Santo Domingo.- The United States Coast Guard on Saturday said it intercepted a boat captained by an unidentified Russian national carrying 1,700 pounds (770 kilos) of marijuana worth US$1.6 million, in waters south of the Dominican Republic.
The Coast Guard, which didn’t provide further details, said the 40-foot boat was considered suspicious by a patrol between Dominican and Puerto Rican territorial waters.
It said its officers were on a routine patrol near Key Largo, where they first spotted the ship, adding that the vessel had been previously searched in Finland, where an unspecified among of drug was seized.
February 23, 2015
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