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Officials at MIA keep tabs on so-called "ramp rats". (CBS4)

Special Sweep At MIA Targets Suspected “Ramp Rats”

Miami International Airport has come a long way since the famous “Ramp Rats” arrests in 1999 of dozens of airport workers who were accused of moving drugs and other contraband on international flights.

06/19/2013

Coast Guard members transfer bales of cocaine interdicted at sea from a go-fast vessel. 
(Source: U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios)

$17 Million Worth Of Cocaine Intercepted At Sea

More than $17 million worth of cocaine will not make it to the streets of South Florida or anywhere else for that matter after the U.S. Coast Guard intercepted the 1,400 pounds of coke from a go-fast vessel in the southwest Caribbean Sea.

CBS4–02/19/2013

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‘Underworld’ Sinks Teeth Into Box Office With $25M

Kate Beckinsale is back with a vengeance, with her latest “Underworld” movie opening at No. 1 this weekend.

CBS4–01/23/2012

Actor Mark Wahlberg speaks onstage during the Presentation of Grants at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 2011 Installation Luncheon at Beverly Hills Hotel on August 4, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Mark Wahlberg Apologizes For 9/11 Comments

Actor Mark Wahlberg has apologized for asserting that he would have stopped terrorists from flying an airliner into New York’s World Trade Center on Sept. 11 if he had been on the plane.

CBS4–01/19/2012

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‘Contraband’ Swipes No. 1 Spot At Box Office

“Contraband” managed to steal the top slot away from competitors at the weekend box office.

CBS4–01/16/2012

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U.S. Customs Shares A Peek At Mysterious Airport Contraband

South Florida airports handle millions of visitors from around the world. With them they bring millions of bags, jam packed with some of the most bizarre things you can imagine. CBS4’s David Sutta takes you behind the scenes at Miami International Airport as U.S. Customs Agents round up crazy contraband.

CBS4–11/22/2011