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21.06.2024 By: Patricia Büeler

Artikel Nummer: 50044

Getting high on a blue wave

Exactly ten days ago, on 11 June 2024, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in San Juan found 204 kg of cocaine concealed within a container chassis inside the “M/V Blue Wave” arriving from the Dominican Republic. The estimated value of the contraband is USD 4 million.


When the A-TCET vessel search team boarded the vessel for a walk-through inspection, officers found anomalies within the chassis of a container scheduled for unlading. A more intrusive inspection revealed 183 bricks composed of a substance that tested positive to the properties of cocaine.


Roberto Vaquero, director of field operations in Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands: "This finding demonstrates the relentless efforts of our team to intercept and dismantle drug trafficking networks that threaten the security of our nation." (ah)




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