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Drug Trafficking

Sketch of Ralph Mata in court on April 9, 2014. (Courtesy: Shirley Henderson)

Bond Granted For Police Lt. Held On Narcotics Charges

Bond has been set for a Miami-Dade Police Lieutenant accused of conspiring to distribute cocaine.

CBS Miami–04/14/2014

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MDPD Lieutenant Arrested On Federal Narcotics Charges

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.

04/08/2014

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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Pre-Dawn Round-Up Lands Firepower And Felons

Federal agents fanned out across Miami Gardens Wednesday morning to arrest 97 people for guns and drug trafficking.

CBS Miami–05/29/2013

Vikram Chatwal (Source: BSO)

Wealthy SoBe Hotelier & Lohan Pal Busted For Drugs At FLL

A multimillionaire South Beach hotelier and close friend of Lindsay Lohan was arrested at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport on Tuesday.

CBS4–04/05/2013

FBI Arrests

Alleged Criminal Claims Ties To Infamous 1990′s Murder

What started out as an arrest in an undercover drug sting could have a tie to one of the most infamous murders in South Florida in the 1990’s.

CBS Miami–02/01/2013

Suspect Tavis Jamaar Key (Source: FBI Miami)

FBI Seeks “Armed & Dangerous” Drug Suspect

The FBI has announced a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of an ‘armed and dangerous’ man wanted for drug trafficking.

CBS4–12/18/2012

Opa-Locka Police Captain Arthur Balom was arrested in 2011.  (Source: CBS4)

Opa-Locka Police Captain Pleads Guilty To Drug Charges

An Opa-Locka Police Captain, who has been under investigation for nearly a year has pled guilty to drug charges.

CBS4–10/05/2012

This is a file photo of Griselda Blanco. She was released in 2004. (Source: Florida Dept. Of Corrections)

The Hunt For The “Cocaine Godmother”

Griselda Blanco had quite a few nicknames: the godmother, the queen of cocaine, the black widow. Regardless of what she went by she left a lasting impression on South Florida’s history.

CBS4–09/27/2012

(AP/Arnulfo Franco) File image

No Bail For Drug “Queenpin” Extradited To Miami

Drug kingpins are common, but a “queenpin” in Miami is awaiting trial on cocaine-trafficking charges.

CBS Miami–08/14/2012

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