Drug Enforcement Administration

Caribbean

A.J. Collazo, Special Agent in Charge

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

A total of 532 kilos of cocaine and 6 kilos of marijuana were seized at a residence pursuant to the execution of a federal search warrant.
A total of 532 kilos of cocaine and 6 kilos of marijuana were seized at a residence pursuant to the execution of a federal search warrant.
ST. THOMAS, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS - The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’(ICE) Office Homeland Security (HSI), the Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Virgin Islands Police Department seized on Monday 532 kilograms of cocaine with an approximate street value of $16 million from a St. Thomas residence. The seizure was the result of the combined efforts of the agencies assigned to the High Intensity Drug Trafficking (HIDTA) in St. Thomas, V.I.

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.

DEA US Badge
United States Drug Enforcement Administration DEA.gov is an official site of the U.S. Department of Justice