February 24, 2014 8:09 pm

Puerto Rico police, U.S. agents seize haul of cocaine from van during routine stop

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico РPuerto Rican police and federal U.S. law enforcement agents have seized 600 kilograms (1,322 pounds) of cocaine in a central town on the Caribbean island.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency says in a Monday statement that the cocaine haul was detected during a routine operation in Caguas.

Island police found the bricks of cocaine bundles stacked in the back of a van. Authorities say the driver of the vehicle fled the scene on foot. No arrests have been made.

U.S. agents confiscated the cocaine, which was estimated to have a street value of $14 million.

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