An deserted boat just lately noticed in Puerto Rico contained a shocking discover: $3.7 million in money inside a number of duffle luggage.
Brokers with the U.S. Customs and Border Safety (CBP) noticed the vessel leaving the coastal city of Fajardo with no lights headed in the direction of the U.S. Virgin Islands this previous Sunday. The boat abruptly circled and headed again to Fajardo, making a cease in Rio Fajardo, a information launch stated.
The Border Patrol, Border Safety, Air and Marine Operations and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) brokers adopted and noticed folks contained in the vessel unloading duffel luggage. They finally escaped from the boat and investigators discovered 5 duffle luggage full of money.
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A loaded Taurus .40 caliber pistol and 63 rounds of ammunition additionally turned up on the boat. The feds seized the money underneath failure to declare and bulk money smuggling legal guidelines, CBP stated.
“We stay dedicated to working with different federal and native regulation enforcement companions to detect and deter smuggling makes an attempt all through the Caribbean,” Johnny Morales, the director of air and marine operations for the Caribbean Air and Marine Department, stated in a press release.