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Puerto Rico police, US agents seize haul of cocaine from van during routine stop

Puerto Rican police and federal U.S. law enforcement agents have seized 600 kilograms (1,322 pounds) of cocaine in a central town on the Caribbean island.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency says in a Monday statement that the cocaine haul was detected during a routine operation in Caguas.

Island police found the bricks of cocaine bundles stacked in the back of a van. Authorities say the driver of the vehicle fled the scene on foot. No arrests have been made.

U.S. agents confiscated the cocaine, which were estimated to have a street value of $14 million.