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Puerto Rico police arrest 2, seize nearly $7 million worth of cocaine


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico(AP) _ Police in Puerto Rico have seized roughly 300 kilograms (660 pounds) of cocaine worth an estimated $7 million. It’s the second large seizure this week in the U.S. territory.

Police said Wednesday that the drugs were found aboard a boat that officers spotted along the island’s north coast. Two men from the Dominican Republic have been arrested.

The seizure comes two day after police found $12 million worth of cocaine floating off the island’s southeast coast.

Puerto Rico police say they’ve seized more than 7,000 kilograms (15,500) pounds of cocaine this year, a nearly 50 per cent increase over all of last year.

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