Puerto Rico seizure yields car that uses jet fuel

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Posted: Jun 07, 2011 7:23 PM
Puerto Rico seizure yields car that uses jet fuel

Federal officials in Puerto Rico have seized 16 high-end cars and 15 luxury watches from purported drug traffickers with links to an alleged drug boss known as the "Pablo Escobar of the Caribbean."

A Tuesday statement from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says the property has a total estimated value of $3.2 million. Among the items seized is a special edition Camaro that runs on jet fuel and costs more than $75,000.

The agency says the items belonged to an organization run by Jose Figueroa Agosto. He was arrested last July after a nearly 10-year manhunt and is accused of shipping Colombian cocaine to the U.S. mainland through Puerto Rico.

Twelve alleged members of his organization were arrested in November.