Two men were arrested early Tuesday morning and charged with attempting to smuggle 174 pounds of cocaine from Puerto Rico to St. Thomas by boat, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court.

Wesly Albert Amaro, and Brian Santiago Gonzalez, were charged with possession with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine. They are scheduled to appear in court for detention hearings today.

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