Coast Guard officials took down suspected smugglers and landed more than 1,300 pounds of cocaine which is worth at least $20 million.
Thirty-seven million dollars worth of cocaine has been seized at sea.
One hundred and ten million dollars worth of cocaine will be offloaded by the U.S. Coast at their Miami Beach base Tuesday morning.
Bond has been set for a Miami-Dade Police Lieutenant accused of conspiring to distribute cocaine.
Law enforcement officials arrested an internal affairs officer with the Miami-Dade Police Department in Miami Gardens Tuesday morning, according to the Department of Justice.
An undercover investigation led to the arrest of three men at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport on Thursday. Suresh Maharaj, Ricardo Lesmes-Noguera, and Leonardo Abramovich were arrested after, according to the criminal complaint, the DEA found probable cause to believe the three, “conspired with each other to possess with intent to distribute cocaine.”
The Broward Sheriff’s Office has opened an internal affairs investigation into what it describes a “weight discrepency” involving cocaine in the sheriff’s department’s evidence room.
Thirty-seven million dollars worth of cocaine will not make it to the streets of South Florida, or anywhere else for that matter, after the cocaine contraband was seized at sea and offloaded Tuesday at the Miami Beach Coast Guard station.
A Miami man accused of a violent sexual assault over the weekend was on house arrest in a previous trafficking case.
Congressman Trey Radel, who pleaded guilty to cocaine possession, has apologized to his Republican colleagues.