Running Pot Where It's Not as Hot

South Florida crackdown sends drug dealers elsewhere

Following a tip from an informant, law-enforcement officials in the small Massachusetts port town of Fairhaven tailed a tractor-trailer to Mullen's wharf earlier this month. As they watched, a 71-ft. fishing boat called Tiki X unloaded its cargo: 30 tons of pot. By dawn's light, police had arrested 26 men; all were later charged with drug trafficking and conspiracy to violate state narcotics laws. The next morning, about 400 miles southeast of Cape Cod, a Coast Guard cutter intercepted the Biscayne Freeze, a 240-ft. freighter registered in Panama. After firing five rounds...

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