US Customs officers seize cocaine from merchant vessel in Puerto Rico

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found 450 pounds of cocaine hidden in a container chassis aboard the Teo Shipping Corp. merchant vessel Blue Wave arriving in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday from the Dominican Republic.

The large cocaine shipment was made up of 183 bricks valued at $4 million. (Photo: CBP)

According to a Wednesday news release from CBP, the contraband is estimated to be valued at $4 million. The San Juan A-TCET Vessel Search Team boarded the vessel at Pier 15 for a...

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