Drug agents seize presumably cocaine off Beata island

Off the most southwestern coastline of the country, some 103 packages of what is suspect to be cocaine were seized by National Drug Control Agency (DNCD) and Armada (Navy) officers. The drug was seized during a maritime and land interdiction operation carried out near Beata Island, in the province of Pedernales. The authorities were tracking a suspect speedboat from South America.

The DNCD reports that drug agents and members of the Navy confiscated a boat with four sacks containing the packages, yet the individuals managed to escape the authorities.

The 103 packages of the substance were sent to the National Institute of Forensic Sciences for verification.

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18 February 2021