Border Patrol agents seize 193 pounds of cocaine on beach in Puerto Rico

Border Patrol agents seize 193 pounds of cocaine on beach in Puerto Rico
Border agents seized 193 pounds of cocaine in Puerto Rico on Friday. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

FAJARDO, Puerto Rico — U.S. Border Patrol agents and police in Puerto Rico seized 193 pounds of cocaine found inside an abandoned vessel, authorities said Monday.

The drugs had an estimated street value of $2.3 million, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection news release.

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On Friday, border patrol agents, the Puerto Rico Police Department and the FBI responded to a call about a maritime smuggling event on a beach near Loiza. Agents found a 22-foot, yola-type homemade vessel with two outboard engines, the news release stated. The boat contained items that originated in the Dominican Republic.

After conducting a search, agents said they found bales with bricks that tested positive for cocaine, according to the news release.

No arrests have been made.