Two suspected drug traffickers were killed in a shootout with federal. Agents on Puerto Rico’s northeast coast early Sunday, officials said.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Two suspected drug traffickers were killed early. Sunday in a shootout with federal agents. On Puerto Rico’s northeast coast, officials said.
Jeffrey Quiones, a spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Told The Associated Press.
At federal agents, who returned fire, Quiones said. He said two of the six suspects on board were killed and the remaining four arrested. No federal agents were injured.
Quiñones said drugs were found on the boat and in the water.
The nationalities of the suspects have not been confirmed, he said.
The deadly chase comes two months after a US Customs. And Border Protection agent. And a suspected drug smuggler were killed in a shootout off Puerto Rico’s southwest coast. Two more agents were injured in the incident and admitted to the hospital.
The FBI is investigating the latest fatal shooting. A spokesperson did not immediately return a message for comment.
Puerto Rico is a popular transit point for drugs coming from South America. Agents seized $26 million worth of cocaine near the island of Vieques in October and a cargo worth $9 million.