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CBP K9 Finds Cocaine Inside Backpacks on Board a Cargo Vessel

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized 181 pounds (82 kilos) of cocaine on February 1, from six backpacks found on board the cargo vessel M/V Molly Schulte calling at the port of San Juan from Caucedo, Dominican Republic. The estimated value of the seized cocaine is $ 2.2 million.  

On February 1, a CBP Contraband Enforcement Team boarded the vessel for a routine inspection. Inside the vessel, a CBP K9 recognized a familiar smell within six backpacks near the cargo deck. 

CBP officers inspected the contents of the backpacks finding bricks, which later field tested positive to the properties of cocaine.

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