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Nearly 2 Tons of Cocaine Seized in Puerto Rico

San Juan, Nov. 2 — U.S. authorities in Puerto Rico announced Wednesday the largest onshore seizure of illegal drugs in the history of the island: 1,786 kilos (3,933 lbs.) of cocaine. “We have made large seizures at sea, but never on land,” Ricardo Mayoral, acting special agent in charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, told a press conference. He estimated the street value of the drugs at $45 million. Seven men, all Dominican nationals, were arrested in connection with the case. Four of the suspects were detained in Puerto Rico, while the other three are in…

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