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Report Alleges Jail Drug Smuggling

November 30, 1998|From Times Wire Reports

An investigation of Dade County, Fla., jails found that officers allegedly helped smuggle contraband to inmates, The Miami Herald reported. A yearlong secret probe by police and the FBI claimed that jail officers looked the other way or took part as marijuana and cocaine were brought to inmates in exchange for cash, jewelry and sporting equipment, the newspaper said. At least 15 corrections employees and 20 alleged drug dealers are expected to be arrested on federal and state charges, the newspaper reported, but no high-ranking officers are targeted.

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