The United States Coast Guard says it has offloaded 2,425 pounds of seized cocaine following three separate at-sea interdictions in the Caribbean Sea.
The Coast Guard said 14 people from the Dominican Republic, who were detained during the operations, are now facing US federal prosecution in Puerto Rico.
The seized drugs have an estimated wholesale value of approximately US $22 million dollars.
The US Coast Guard says the interdictions are the result of multi-agency efforts involving the Caribbean Border Interagency Group and the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force.
Commander of Coast Guard Sector in San Juan, Captain José Díaz, says the success of the interdictions reflect the unwavering resolve and strong partnerships between the coast guard and the Caribbean Border Interagency Group partners.
Diaz says special agents supporting the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force are leading the investigation into the case.