All posts tagged "drug-trafficking"
Kingpin ‘El Chapo’ faces US authority; it faces securing him
Mexico's most wanted man was expected to appear in a federal court in New York Friday
- Posted January 20, 2017
Puerto Rico police seize $1.8M worth of cocaine aboard ferry
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Authorities in Puerto Rico say they have seized $1.8 million worth of cocaine aboard a ferry that serves two nearby islands. Police said Wednesday that 72 kilograms (159 pounds) of cocaine was...
- Posted November 9, 2016
TSA worker indicted in $30M drug smuggling case
SAN JUAN — A Transportation Security Administration employee in Puerto Rico has been accused of smuggling more than $30 million worth of drugs through the island’s main international airport. Authorities say Jose Cruz Lopez and a man...
- Posted November 4, 2016
ICE seizes $45 million worth of cocaine
SAN JUAN – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), working jointly with its Caribbean Corridor Strike Force (CCSF) partners, seized 1,786 kilograms (3,937.5 pounds) of cocaine Monday in Cataño. The cocaine has an...
- Posted November 3, 2016
More than 2 tons of cocaine seized in and around Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN — A U.S. counter-narcotics task force is reporting three large seizures of cocaine in and around Puerto Rico. A Caribbean Corridor Strike Force statement puts the estimated street value of the more than 2.3 metric...
- Posted August 30, 2016
Quarter-ton of cocaine seized in Philadelphia, 6 arrested
PHILADELPHIA – Pennsylvania investigators said Thursday they charged six people after recovering more than a quarter ton of cocaine from a Philadelphia warehouse and two vehicles. Authorities claim the defendants are part of a drug ring that...
- Posted August 5, 2016
$1.4M Worth of Cocaine Seized from Puerto Rico Ferry
SAN JUAN – The U.S. Coast Guard says it has seized roughly $1.4 million worth of cocaine aboard a ferry in Puerto Rico. Officials said they found 125 pounds (57 kilograms) of cocaine Friday morning inside two...
- Posted July 22, 2016
Rep. Ramos Calls for Terrorism Awareness
Says island not addressing mass casualty possibility
- Posted July 17, 2016
40 indicted on drug-trafficking charges in Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN – U.S. authorities in Puerto Rico say a federal grand jury has indicted 40 people alleging involvement in a multimillion-dollar drug-trafficking ring. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says the group is accused of trafficking crack, heroin,...
- Posted July 15, 2016
$2.7M Worth of Cocaine Seized off Puerto Rico’s North Coast
Authorities arrested two people and are looking for one fugitive
- Posted July 11, 2016