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US Seeks Drug Suspects In Florida

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (CBSMiami/AP) -- U.S. authorities are searching for 29 people accused of taking part in a multi-million dollar drug trafficking ring.

The arrest warrants for the suspects were issued  in Florida, Puerto Rico, and Colombia.

The U.S. Justice Department said Thursday the suspects are charged with importing large quantities of cocaine into the United States and laundering millions of dollars in revenue.

Officials said 12 of the suspects were arrested in Puerto Rico and another nine will be extradited from Colombia to face trial in the U.S. territory.

The suspects allegedly smuggled drugs from Colombia to Puerto Rico via Venezuela using go-fast vessels between November 2010 and September 2012. They said a portion of the cocaine was sold in Puerto Rico and the remainder transported to New York.

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