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Date Published: November 21, 2001
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More Drug Busts
It may sound unbelievable but just after last week’s big “Operation Smooth Sailing” investigation, in which U.S. Customs officials arrested a prison officer (the seventh person it has arrested so far, by the way) who was part of a campaign to smuggle drugs from Jamaica to the U.S. via Key West -- there’s another arrest. Or shall we say arrests, as in the plural form.

Monday, customs officials arrested four women in Port Everglades -- all passengers on Princess’ Sun Princess, during a “routine check.” The females attempted to walk off the ship with 50 pounds of heroin strapped to their bodies, according to investigator reports.

The heroin bust is said to be one of the biggest ever in S. Florida; the passengers had been on a 10-day Panama Canal cruise. How did they hide it? Customs says they wrapped the illegal drug in belts that fit underneath their clothing -- hello, fashion police, watch out for belts not worn on the outside! -- and also that the passengers wore shoes with hallowed-out soles with space for the heroin.
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