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Suresh Maharaj (L),  Ricardo Lesmes-Noguera (C) , and Leonardo Abramovich (R) were arrested on April 3, 2014. (Source: BSO)

DEA Arrest 3 In Fort Lauderdale Airport Drug Investigation

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.”

04/04/2014

A credit card machine.  (Source: CBS4)

New Dollar Limits For Venezuelan Travelers To Florida

Venezuelans traveling to Florida and other popular destinations will no longer be allowed to spend as much money during their trip.

01/24/2014

Juan Manuel Santos Calderon, President of Colombia addresses delegates during the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations in New York on September 24, 2013.   AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY CLARY        (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Colombian President To Speak At University Of Miami Monday

The president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos Calderón is set to visit the University of Miami Monday.

CBS Miami–12/01/2013

Master Sgt. Martin Gonzales  (Source: U.S. Air Force)

Funeral Service Friday For Fallen South Florida Airman

Funeral services took place Friday for a fallen South Florida soldier who died in an apparently accidental crash of a drug-hunting plane in Colombia.

CBS Miami–10/25/2013

Master Sgt. Martin Gonzales  (Source: U.S. Air Force)

Airman’s Remains Return Home

Silence spread among the airfield at Miami International Airport as the commercial plane carrying the remains of U.S. Airman, Master Sergeant Martin Gonzalez, taxied toward its final stop Tuesday afternoon.

10/22/2013

U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), shown here, is located in Doral and will serve as a hub for U.S. military coordination.

Four Killed In U.S. Contracted Counter-Drug Aircraft Crash In Caribbean

The deadly crash of a DH-8 aircraft that was monitoring coastal drug trafficking lanes in the Western Caribbean is being investigated by U.S. authorities.

CBS Miami–10/06/2013

CIUDAD HIDALGO, MEXICO - AUGUST 02: Workers harvest green bananas at the Santa Cruz banana plantation on August 2, 2013 in Ciudad Hidalgo, Chiapas, Mexico. Fruit from the plantation in the Mexican state of Chiapas is harvested year round and shipped to clients in Mexico and the United States, incluiding Chiquita, the leading American banana distributor. (Photo by:  John Moore/Getty Images)

Chiquita Asks For Block Against Colombian Lawsuits

Faced with potentially billions of dollars in legal liability, Chiquita Brands International is asking a federal appeals court to block lawsuits filed against it in the U.S. by thousands of Colombians whose relatives were killed in that country’s bloody, decades-long civil war.

09/21/2013

American Airlines Planes

MIA Bound Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Colombia

A plane on its way to Miami International Airport from Costa Rica Thursday had to make an emergency landing after the pilot reported smoke on board.

09/19/2013

(Source: CBS4)

Family Questions Bruising On Face Of Teen Fatally Tased By Miami Beach Police

Family members are raising new questions about the death of 18-year-old Israel Hernandez who died shortly after being shocked once by a police taser last week.

CBS4–08/14/2013

File photo of a shipment of cocaine. (credit: GUILLERMO LEGARIA/AFP/Getty Images)

US Accused Of Withholding Evidence In Drug Case

Two Colombians who were facing the prospect of spending the rest of their lives in a U.S. prison for drug trafficking will go home much sooner after prosecutors were accused of withholding evidence about payments by the Drug Enforcement Administration to police in the South American country.

05/30/2013

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