Puerto Rico police seize cocaine near Culebra

AP News
Posted: Apr 25, 2014 12:51 PM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico police have found an estimated $2.5 million worth of cocaine on an abandoned boat near the popular tourist island of Culebra.

Authorities said Friday that the 225 pounds (102 kilograms) of cocaine was in four suitcases aboard a 17-foot (5-meter) Boston whaler. Police initially reported they seized 209 pounds (95 kilograms).

Police say the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is taking over the investigation.

The announcement comes amid an increase of drug seizures in the U.S. territory.