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63 arrested in Puerto Rico on drug charges

63 arrested in Puerto Rico on drug trafficking charges

63 arrested in Puerto Rico on drug charges

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Authorities in Puerto Rico have arrested 63 people accused of running a $10 million drug-trafficking operation in the island's second largest city.

U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodriguez says the suspects are accused of trafficking crack, heroin, cocaine, marijuana and prescription medication in the southern coastal city of Ponce. She said Wednesday that the suspects began operating the ring in 2003 at a public housing project.

Puerto Rico police and agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration carried out the arrests with help from other federal and local authorities.


Updated : 2021-03-08 21:24 GMT+08:00