Coast Guard seizes $100 million in cocaine
By Alexia Campbell
FORT LAUDERDALE — It wasn't your average speedboat. It was the high-powered kind with four engines used by dope smugglers, and that caught the attention of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Lt. Steve McCullough and his team hovered in a Coast Guard helicopter over the boat that was speeding through the western Caribbean. They flashed blue lights. They fired three machine-gun rounds into the air to warn the boat to stop, and when it didn't, they shot out two of its engines.
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