Smuggling and Contraband

Seven Arrested After 24lbs of Cocaine Found Aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

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Seven individuals were detained Sunday following the discovery of 24 pounds (11 kilograms) of cocaine aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship.

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection canine identified luggage containing the contraband during a cabin inspection prior to the¬†Jewel of the Seas’ departure from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Ten packages of the substance tested positive for cocaine and are valued at over $300,000.

Officials seized the contraband and detained seven individuals, including the cabin’s occupant. According to Royal Caribbean spokeswoman Cynthia Martinez, six of the seven […]