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US seizes $1.8M worth of pot near Puerto Rico

March 4, 2014

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Federal agents have seized $1.8 million worth of marijuana and arrested two suspected smugglers near Puerto Rico.

The U.S. Coast Guard said in a statement Tuesday that agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized 750 pounds (340 kilograms) of pot after spotting a go-fast vessel more than 50 miles (80 kilometers) off Puerto Rico’s southwest coast.

The Coast Guard says one of the suspects is from Jamaica and the other from the U.S.

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