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$4M Worth of Cocaine Found In Pro Boxer Ivan Calderon's House

Ocho mexicanos que entraron a Estados Unidos sin autorización legal fueron arrestados en un operativo contra el tráfico de metanfetaminas en Las Vegas, informó la policía el jueves 14 de julio de 2011. (Foto AP/Julie Jacobson)

Ocho mexicanos que entraron a Estados Unidos sin autorización legal fueron arrestados en un operativo contra el tráfico de metanfetaminas en Las Vegas, informó la policía el jueves 14 de julio de 2011. (Foto AP/Julie Jacobson)  (AP)

More than $4 million worth of cocaine have been seized by U.S. federal agents in Puerto Rico from a house owned by pro boxer Ivan Calderon. 

Drug Enforcement Administration spokeswoman Laila Rico says 225 kilograms of cocaine were found when agents raided the house in the coastal town of Humacao.

Calderon issued a statement Wednesday to WAPA-TV in Puerto Rico denying any knowledge of the drugs. The boxer says the house was one of a number of investment properties he owns and he was not aware of any illegal activities there.

The house was raided earlier this week following the arrest of an alleged Puerto Rican trafficker who has been charged in Miami with smuggling cocaine into the U.S. through the Dominican Republic.

Based on reporting by the Associated Press. 

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