NewsAmericas, ST. THOMAS, USVI, Thurs. June 30, 2011: Over 1,100 pounds of cocaine have been iced in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and the U.S. Virgin Islands Police Department seized about 531 kilograms or 1,168 pounds of cocaine with a street value of $16 million from a St. Thomas residence on Monday.
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 to date, however, but the ICE HSI investigation continues.
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.