June 28, 2011
Contact: Ana Pino
Phone Number: (787) 277-4700
HIDTA Partners DEA, ICE, VIPD Seize 532 Kilograms Of Cocaine In St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
In addition to the multi-kilogram amount of cocaine, HIDTA agents seized six kilograms of marijuana and two automatic pistols.
Although there were no arrests at the time of the seizure, the HIDTA investigation continues.
The High Intensity Drug Trafficking (HIDTA) Task Force initiative brings law enforcement agency partners together to combat drug-trafficking crimes in designated areas around the country that have a high concentration of narcotic distribution, transportation, smuggling and other drug-related activities. HIDTA was established in 1994 and is responsible for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.