993 kilos of cocaine seized off Dominican Republic 

993 kilos of cocaine seized off Dominican Republic 

Friday, April 15, 2016

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MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say a South Florida drug task force seized 993 kilograms of cocaine about 95 miles south of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement reports in a news release that South Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force took the drugs during an at-sea interdiction last week. Officials estimated the street value of 37 bales of cocaine at $105 million.

Authorities say four people detained with the seizure are members of a drug trafficking organization that brings cocaine to United States through Venezuela and the Dominican Republic.

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