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Drug Smuggling

January 10, 2014: Harold Cantres, 36, (left) and Jack Cantres, 20, (right) were arrested and charged with conspiring to smuggle marijuana into the Monroe County Detention Center. (Source: Monroe County Sheriff's Office)

Father & Son Arrested For Trying To Smuggle Drugs Into Jail

Some people like to keep it all in the family, and that was the case for a duo arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs into the Monroe County Detention Center.

CBS Miami–01/10/2014

$40 million worth of cocaine offloaded by U.S. Coast Guard in Port Everglades on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. (Source: CBS4)

$40M Worth Of Cocaine Offloaded By Coast Guard At Port Everglades

Forty million dollars worth of cocaine was offloaded by the U.S. Coast Guard Friday morning at Port Everglades.

CBS Miami–11/15/2013

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

Travis Waters, Youth Advocate (Source: CBS4)

Focus on South Florida: Talking to Your Kids about Alcohol, Tobacco & Drugs

New research shows that parents can make an enormous difference in influencing their children’s perception of tobacco, alcohol & drug use. We talk to Travis Waters who is dedicated to protecting young people from the path he took as a drug smuggler for one of the most notorious drug cartels in North America.

My TV 33–09/09/2013

Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Hethcoat, with the Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered, guards a pallet of seized cocaine at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Fla., July 20, 2013. Crew members aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Legare interdicted $35 million approximate wholesale value of cocaine. (Source: U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney)

Coast Guard Offloads $35 Million In Cocaine

Many would agree that $35 million is a lot of money—and that amount is the Coast Guard’s estimate of cocaine, in wholesale value, that crew members offloaded a boat in Miami Saturday morning.

07/20/2013

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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Could Semi-Subs Graduate From Smuggling Drugs To People, Weapons?

On the high seas off South America, the smuggling game has changed. Criminal bands are spending millions to build semi-submersibles, capable of moving several tons of drugs at a time between the Americas.

CBS4–02/07/2013

File image of Cocaine bales  (Source: CBS4)

Coast Guard Makes High Seas Cocaine Seizure Worth $100M

The U.S. Coast Guard has made a trio of high seas drug seizures worth $100 million.

CBS4–12/06/2012

(AP/Arnulfo Franco) File image

Coast Guard Makes $35 Million High-Seas Cocaine Seizure

Nearly 3-thousand pounds of cocaine, worth an estimated $35 million, has been interdicted at sea by the U.S. Coast Guard.

CBS4–09/27/2012

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