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By: dtrcblog-admin On: 02-16-2018 Category: Cocaine Comment: 0
A Miami federal court on Feb. 9, 2018, sentenced a former Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agent to three years in jail for accepting bribes in exchange for getting charges against a Colombian cocaine smuggler dismissed. According to a Department of Justice press release, Christopher Ciccione II of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, was sentenced for misusing his […]
By: dtrcblog-admin On: 01-29-2018 Category: Cocaine Comment: 0
Miami Beach police officers on Jan. 18, 2018, arrested a 48-year-old cocaine dealer after a sting operation. The arrest also led to the seizure of more than 226 grams of cocaine and $33,200 in cash. Detectives from the police department connected with Albert Cole, commonly known as an Ocean Drive drug dealer, on Jan. 5, […]
What emerged in the early seventies as a small contraband business is now a mammoth-size global cocaine empire in Colombia. Recently, law enforcement officials seized a Colombia-based drug trafficking ring, in July this year, charged with trafficking cocaine from the Colombian Caribbean coast to Central America via speed boats. The trafficked drug was then consigned […]
Miami has reemerged as a cocaine trafficking hub in the recent months with a dramatic rise in the drug’s seizure and arrests related to it. The city has regained its notoriety as the center for cocaine trafficking, probably due to its peninsular geography. During the cocaine cowboy era in the 1970s, when Miami was turning […]
By: dtrcblog-admin On: 06-08-2016 Category: Cocaine Comment: 0
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized 2,000 pounds of cocaine worth around $27 million. The seizure was the result of a routine search on a cargo ship, Lisanne, which had reportedly arrived from Haiti and was docked at Miami River. The cocaine was stashed in secret compartments fused into the decking plate of […]
Its proximity to Mexico, Caribbean nations and Colombia has always made Florida an attractive destination for drug smugglers and peddlers. No wonder, Miami has earned the notoriety of being the hub of illegal drug trade. The off and on drug busts only highlight the fact. Most recently, the federal investigators had a major success with […]