Big drug arrest on Caribbean cruise ship

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—U.S. agents on board a cruise ship have arrested the younger brother of the alleged top drug lord in the Caribbean.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested Luis Figueroa Agosto on the Caribbean Princess as the ship sailed to the U.S. Virgin Islands. His brother, Jose Figueroa Agosto, was captured in July. Authorities say the younger brother helped run an organization that smuggled large amounts of cocaine from the Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico, where other groups sent it to the U.S. mainland.

ICE director John Morton said Luis Figueroa was arrested Monday while on a family vacation. Authorities simultaneously arrested nearly a dozen other alleged members of the organization in Puerto Rico.

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