At this month's Critical Mass in Fort Lauderdale, there seemed to be more police present than cyclists. Cops on bikes, in cars, and mounted atop horses showed up at Holiday Park to herd several hundred riders along their group ride on Friday. Even (and oddly enough) park rangers were present. Close ... More >>
Back in October, the feds caught a dude trying to smuggle 620 pounds of cocaine into West Palm Beach on a 132-foot luxury megayacht. On Thursday, another dude tried to smuggle cocaine into Palm Beach on a cruise ship. Authorities say the man tried bringing coke and heroin into Palm Beach County abo ... More >>
Cocaine Megayacht Captain, Jonathon Costenbader, plead guilty to conspiring to import cocaine in federal court in West Palm Beach on Friday. Back in October, we told you about the 34-year-old Costenbader, who captained a 132-foot luxury megayacht called the Secret Spot. He was also apparently capta ... More >>
Another day, another boat found with drugs onboard in South Florida. This time around, the boat is a 132-foot luxury megayacht valued at about $5.5 million. And the drug was cocaine. Lots and lots of cocaine. See also: Pot Boat Washes Ashore on Fort Lauderdale Beach
Several Haitian immigrants were smuggled in to the shores of Palm Beach Wednesday morning, investigators say. One of them, a 14-year-old girl, was found dead on the beach. The U.S. Coast Guard, and a Palm Beach County Sheriff's helicopter searched the waters for the vessel that had smuggled them i ... More >>
Apparently the Goodship Yeyo was headed to Blowtown, USA, because federal agents found themselves a boat with a crapload of cocaine earlier this month. U.S. Customs, Border Protection officers, and a Fort Lauderdale Marine Unit were called in to investigate a sinking boat that was being reported to ... More >>
If you spot itchy coke bros waxing extra douchy in the club this weekend or your stoner pal suddenly starts complaining about the $50 you owe him, here's why: South Florida's drug supply a hit last week. The federal government busted a shipment coming in off the coast of the Lake Worth Inlet.
A Tampa man was arrested after authorities say he disturbed passengers and crew on a Silver Airways flight to Key West by being a total jerk. Richard Alan Calderoni, 50, who is reportedly a managing member of GI Entertainment & Restaurant Group, was cuffed and taken into custody by deputies and U.S ... More >>
Oh hey, Broward County. If there are sudden whispers in your office about a possible deadly chemical leak or some other man-made terror disaster, it's only a rumor. So no need to hide under your desk. The Port Everglades Department and Emergency Management Division are conducting a "weapons of mass ... More >>
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A warehouse in Pompano Beach is full of fancy stuff seized by the government: watches, wines, iPods, and diamond bracelets taken from criminals of every sort by U.S. Customs & Border Protection, Immigration & Customs Enforcement, the IRS, and the Secret Service. And starting Friday, they wan ... More >>
Boynton Beach Police DepartmentBales o' weed.When you're bringing more than $1 million worth of weed into Boynton Beach on a boat from the Bahamas, it's probably a good idea to know how to drive said boat.After Sean Debiase, 42, and Chet Hirshfield, 35, ran their boat into two different sandbars ... More >>
kvue.comThis being Florida, drug news seems to make headlines more often than elsewhere. And the trend will likely increase as South Florida will become an even more dominant hub for drug traffic. This week The Washington Post reports that old drug smuggling routes between our state and the Carib ... More >>
A previous Atlantis cruiseIt's been a rough few days for Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas. Last weekend, a crew member on the Port Everglades-based megaship was murdered on a beach in Cozumel by a Mexican bartender; now a passenger has been charged with dealing drugs on board.Steven Krumholz, ... More >>
Only a fraction of Mexicans get U.S. asylum.
FlickrE-cigarettes are in the strange position of suing to prove they're a tobacco product.A Weston-based company called Smoking Everywhere wanted an executive who could go to battle against the FDA and U.S. Customs, which had teamed up to ban the import of e-cigarettes. But by hiring Ray Story i ... More >>
Welcome back from the Fourth of July weekend. Here's what's in the local news:Clouds and persistent record-setting rain dampened Independence Day plans. Flooded streets in Hollywood and Miramar, which accumulated more than five inches of rain Monday. [Sun-Sentinel]A Florida Atlantic University re ... More >>
The local news for this Friday morning:Federal prosecutors announced the arrest of 16 South Floridians in a nationwide illegal drug trafficking investigation called Project Deliverance that was based in West Palm Beach. [Palm Beach Post]Another guilty plea coming in the Scott Rothstein case, this ... More >>
Even by Florida's loose ethical standards, Palm Beach mayoral contender C. Gerald Goldsmith has a corrupt past that should make his candidacy a joke. Goldsmith, who served on the Palm Beach town council back in the mid-1990s, survived the Feb. 3 election ... More >>
The mystery of who toiled papered Bernie Madoff's Palm Beach home has been solved. Two teenagers from Michigan have been fingered as the TP culprits. The kids apparently bragged to their friends after they got back from vacation, which then tipped off the Palm Beach police, according to this story i ... More >>
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Despite drawing attention from numerous law-enforcement agencies, SunCruz is brazenly operating an illegal poker game