U.S. Coast Guard Seizes 1.4 Tons of Cocaine Off of Aruba
SAN JUAN – The U.S. Coast Guard seized 1.4 tons of cocaine and arrested five Honduran men aboard a boat intercepted 34 miles northwest of Aruba, the office of the U.S. attorney in San Juan said this week.
The joint operation with the Justice Department’s Caribbean Corridor Task Force took place last Friday in cooperation with Dutch naval units based in Aruba, U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodriguez-Velez said in a statement.
Rodriguez-Velez estimated the street value of the cocaine at roughly $46 million.
The Panamanian-flagged vessel Two Brothers was intercepted in international waters and escorted to San Juan, where the Hondurans will face charges in U.S. federal court, the statement said.