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    US Coast Guard Seizes Over 4 Tonnes of Cocaine in Puerto Rico

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    The US Coast Guard unloaded about 4.2 tonnes of cocaine with a street value of $125million in Puerto Rico, which is the largest maritime seizure in the Atlantic since 1999, local media reported Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) According to Caribbean News Now portal, the drugs were found in a a fishing boat in international waters off Suriname in the Atlantic Ocean.

    The vessel was stopped and searched by authorities on February 16. Four Guyanese men were also detained and transferred to US Virgin Islands on Saturday to face possible criminal charges.

    The drugs were taken by coast guard to Puerto Rico and turned over to the US Drug Enforcement Administration.

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