We all have one friend that embellishes just a little. They either have caught the biggest of fish, drank the most beer, or slayed the most women back in high school. Well, that is not us and we are not him when we say that Border Patrol Agents seized 2,262 pounds of that good old booger sugar on its way to Humacao, Puerto Rico. They calculated the value to be $23.5 million.
Friday CBP agents from Jacksonville were traveling the open waters when they saw a boat with two outboard engines and 3 crew members running around on deck. The boat was heading to a nearby island, so they maintained visual on it until they were able to get other boats to intercept it. When they overtook the boat, they found 36 bales of Cocaine on board with the crew. Two non-citizens from the Dominican Republic and one non-citizen from Colombia were arrested.
Now if you want to put this into perspective this is the second most successful capture in 2023. So apparently the ton of cocaine seized near Florida is not that big compared to other busts. Right now CBP is reporting to have already captured over 15,675 lbs. of cocaine nationwide. [Source WFLA]