Cocaine

Emmanuel Williams and Mejia arrested in Operation Willy Wonka (Source: Miami-Dade Police Department)

Miami-Dade Police Arrest 31 In Operation ‘Willy Wonka’

After a yearlong investigation on a Miami street gang, police arrested 31 people, seized copious amounts of drugs and recovered several weapons.

11/13/2014

More than $2 million worth of cocaine seized from freighter at PortMiami on Nov.1, 2014.  (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

$2.4M In Cocaine Seized On Freighter At Miami Seaport

More than $2 million worth of cocaine will not make it to the streets of South Florida after it was seized from a freighter at PortMiami.

11/04/2014

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Spaniard Sentenced In Miami Cocaine Money-Laundering Ring

A Spaniard who operated a major cocaine money-laundering ring in Miami has been sentenced to 150 in U.S. prison.

09/29/2014

Richard Rawles allegedly ran human trafficking ring. (Source: Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation)

Fla. Men Accused Of Forcing Female Prisoners Into Prostitution

A central Florida man and his two associates allegedly recruited women inmates and used them as prostitutes once they were released from prison.

09/19/2014

$23 million in cocaine offloaded by U.S. Coast Guard in Miami Beach on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (Source: CBS4)

Coast Guard Offloads $23 Million In Cocaine

Millions of dollars worth of cocaine will not hit the streets of South Florida or anywhere else for that matter after the Coast Guard made another high seas drug seizure.

09/18/2014

September 4, 2014: The Coast Guard offloads cocaine.  (Pic: Maggie Newland/CBS4)

Coast Guard Offloads More Than $93 Million In Cocaine

The Coast Guard offloaded about $93 million of cocaine Thursday afternoon on Miami Beach.

CBS Miami–09/04/2014

U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Office of Air and Marine (OAM) is the world's largest aviation and maritime law enforcement organization, a critical component of CBP's layered enforcement strategy for border security. With 1,200 federal agents, more than 250 aircraft and over 280 marine vessels operating from 83 locations throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. CBP detects, intercepts, and apprehends criminals in diverse environments at and beyond U.S. borders. (Source: cbp.gov)

Customs And Border Protection Helps Confiscate $37 Million In Cocaine

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection aircraft patrolling the Caribbean Sea helped recover more than 3,300 pounds of cocaine, officials said.

08/28/2014

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Last Two Of 13 Sentenced In Fla. Cocaine Conspiracy

Two Florida men have been sentenced to prison after being busted for being a part of a large scale drug trafficking ring.

06/01/2014

May 10, 2014: The Coast Guard confiscated $20 million in cocaine from a boat near the Dominican Republic. (Source: U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney)

Coast Guard Confiscates $20 Million In Cocaine

Coast Guard officials took down suspected smugglers and landed more than 1,300 pounds of cocaine which is worth at least $20 million.

05/10/2014

File image of Cocaine bales  (Source: CBS4)

$37M Worth Of Cocaine Seized In Caribbean Sea

Thirty-seven million dollars worth of cocaine has been seized at sea.

CBS Miami–05/06/2014

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