Border agents find $2M in cocaine, dead man near capsized boat in Puerto Rico


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Border Patrol officers found $2 million worth of cocaine and a dead man near a capsized boat off the coast of Puerto Rico on Wednesday. 

The agents found the vessel early Wednesday traveling with navigation lights 1 nautical mile from Quebradillas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said. When they reached the location, they found a “yola” vessel capsized. 

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Border agents found 198 pounds of cocaine and a dead man near a capsized boar in Puerto Rico this week.
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The drugs weighing 198 pounds were scattered nearby, CBP said. They also found a dead man trapped under the vessel. 

Investigators also found three bundles and four bricks that tested positive for cocaine. 

The boat was described as a 23-foot vessel with two outbound engines. A firearm was found inside and turned over to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

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Puerto Rican authorities are investigating the dead male. The boat was taken to the Ramsey Border Patrol Station on the island territory. 

Louis Casiano is a reporter for Fox News Digital. Story tips can be sent to louis.casiano@fox.com.

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