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  • Writer's pictureThe San Juan Daily Star

Two drug suspects killed in high seas shootout with federal agents


Federal agents killed two suspected drug traffickers in a shootout early Sunday off the northeast coast of Puerto Rico, according to press reports.

The incident occurred shortly after midnight after authorities chased down a suspicious boat, U.S. Customs Border Protection spokesman Jeffery Quiñones told the Associated Press.

The suspects shot at the border patrol agents, who returned fire, killing two of the six passengers on board the boat.

The remaining four suspects were arrested, No federal agents were injured.

Quiñones said drugs were found on board the boat and in the water.

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