Federal authorities from the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agencies and the Department of Homeland Security seized 502 pounds of cocaine (228 kilos) following a routine traffic stop on the island of St. Croix. Local police within Christiansted stopped driver Miguel Pascual, a Dominican from Puerto Rico, during the traffic stop. Pascual's vehicle was searched by police who discovered seven large bags full of cocaine, worth an estimated street value of $6 million dollars.
Pascual was arrested following Sunday's incident. It is uncertain if he has retained a lawyer.