ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — About 531 kilograms (1168 pounds) of cocaine with a street value of $16 million was seized from a St. Thomas residence on Monday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Virgin Islands Police Department (USVIPD).
In addition to the cocaine, ICE HSI special agents and USVIPD officers also seized six kilograms (13 pounds) of marijuana and two automatic pistols.
No arrests have been made; however, the ICE HSI investigation continues.
“We will continue our efforts to eradicate drug trafficking in our communities and will not allow drug smugglers to import drug shipments into our jurisdiction – Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands,” said Roberto Escobar Vargas, special agent in charge of ICE HSI in Puerto Rico.
During the last six weeks, ICE HSI agents in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands, working jointly with local and state agencies, have seized more than 2,250 kilograms (4950 pounds) of cocaine with a street value of about $67 million.