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CBP Officers at Miami International Airport Seize Cocaine in Fried Fish

By Mark Young, EyesOnNews.com Managing Editor, June 15, 2015 – After more than 4 decades covering news around the country, I’d thought I had heard it all, but then there’s always something that makes you go “HUH?” I can only guess what went through the Customs agents mind, or what it must have smelled like.  Here’s the info: MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at Miami International Airport seized over 2 pounds of cocaine concealed […]

Four South Florida Law Enforcement Officers Graduate FBI National Academy

Four South Florida Law Enforcement Officers Graduate FBI National Academy

MIAMI – George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Miami Division, announces the graduation of four South Florida law enforcement officers from the FBI National Academy today at a ceremony held in Quantico, Virginia. The officers are: –       Major Carlos Bermudez – Pembroke Pines Police Department –       Captain James Dunkelberger – Miramar Police Department –       Captain Dale Engle – Davie Police Department –       Assistant Special Agent in Charge John Vecchio – Florida Department of Law Enforcement As […]

A crew member aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant offloads a bale of marijuana at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Florida, June 12. While on patrol, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Resolute interdicted 3,100 pounds of marijuana northeast of Panama. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney.

Coast Guard displays $14M worth of seized cocaine, marijuana

By Doug Phillips Sun Sentinel, June 12, 2015 – Cocaine and marijuana worth nearly $14 million arrived Friday at the Coast Guard base in Miami Beach.  According to the agency, the drugs were confiscated during two recent seizures off the coasts of Columbia and Panama. On May 22, 14 bales of cocaine that were jettisoned from a go-fast boat were recovered after the Columbian Air Force maritime patrol alerted two cutters —Bear and Vigiliant— to a suspicious vessel northwest of Columbia, […]

Aviation Director Emilio T. González (right) displays MDAD’s enlarged civil penalty check and addresses MIA’s security consortium (MDAD)

MIA collects fines of $89,000 from man who made bomb threat

(MIAMI) June 5, 2015 – To demonstrate that making a bomb threat in an airport is no laughing matter, Miami International Airport officials yesterday displayed enlarged checks in the amounts of $83,581 payable to the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) and $5,653 for the Miami-Dade Police Department – the result of civil violation fines levied against a passenger who made false bomb threats at MIA last October. The threats, which the passenger later said were jokes, shut down parts of MIA for […]

Watch as armed robber jumps from a van; only steals a gold chain for his efforts

Watch as armed robber jumps from a van; only steals a gold chain for his efforts

By Mark Young, EyesOnNews.com Managing Editor, June 3, 2015 – Help police capture an armed robber who stole a gold chain while threatening the occupants of a parked car.  Brazen and bazaar are how to describe this incident caught on surveillance camera. Imagine, you’re parked, your kids are in the car and you’re in the front passenger seat. Suddenly, a van pulls in blocking your vehicle from moving. The van driver jumps out, waving his gun, while holding up his pants, […]

Oven buzzer thwarts robbers (video)

Oven buzzer thwarts robbers (video)

By Mark Young, EyesOnNews.com Managing Editor, June 2, 2015 – Two armed robbers were thwarted in the midst of a robbery, when the timing buzzer on an oven went off. Surveillance video captures the duo. Here’s the report from Miami-Dade Police. The Miami-Dade Police Department, Robbery Bureau, is investigating a commercial armed robbery. According to investigators, two unknown black males entered the convenience store at 1000 NE 215 Street Miami, Florida. The pair were brandishing a black semi-automatic firearm. The subjects ordered victim#1 and victim#3 […]

Feds charge 42 South Floridians in identity theft fraud scam

Feds charge 42 South Floridians in identity theft fraud scam

By William E. Lewis Jr. For EyesOnNews.com, April 10, 2015 – Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida announced Thursday the filing of federal charges against 42 defendants – in 25 separate cases – dealing with tens of thousands of stolen identities and millions of dollars stolen from victims and government agencies through fraudulent schemes.  Reaffirming a joint federal, state and local commitment in the prosecution of perpetrators who steal, sell and use personal identification information to […]

by · April 10, 2015 · Crime, Events, Featured, Government, News
Scam Alert: Beware of Fake Debt Collectors

Scam Alert: Beware of Fake Debt Collectors

By William E. Lewis Jr. For EyesOnNews.com, Mar 30, 2015 – With federal government oversight taking hold in the debt collection industry, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has again warned Americans not to let their guard down when it comes to telephone calls from supposed “debt collectors.” Keeping accurate records and documentation has become a challenge for some consumers as their financial obligations have increased in a recovering economy.  Opportunistic con-artists posing as “fake” debt collectors recognize this as an area of vulnerability and […]

by · March 30, 2015 · Consumer, Featured, Government
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Florida House passes bill allowing rape victims to record attackers

By William E. Lewis Jr. For EyesOnNews.com, Mar 19, 2015 – An individual being assaulted or raped would be allowed to secretly record their attacker under a bill passed by the Florida House of Representatives on Wednesday, according to The Ledger on Thursday. Sparked by a Florida Supreme Court decision last year that reversed the life prison sentence of a Lee County man who was convicted of sexually assaulting his teenage stepdaughter, Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-Coral Springs) proposed a bill that would allow secretly recorded conversations to be used as […]

by · March 19, 2015 · Crime, Featured, Government, News
Josh Stein

The tragic story of Josh Stein: A sick tortoise, an urge to help & a fatal trip through Broward’s Felony Mental Health Court

By FloridaBulldog.org, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Feb 24, 2015 –  Josh Stein, a mentally troubled man of 38, died of an apparent accidental drug overdose the day after Christmas.  Broward’s elected public defender, Howard Finkelstein, says Stein’s death can be traced to anxiety and stress caused by “cattle car justice” meted out in Broward’s Felony Mental Health Court. In a letter last week to Chief Judge Peter Weinstein, Finkelstein chronicled Stein’s journey through the system after his burglary arrest in July […]

by · February 24, 2015 · Broward County, Crime, Featured, Government, Health, News
Cops: Armed robbers “dropping in” at check cashing stores (video)

Cops: Armed robbers “dropping in” at check cashing stores (video)

By EyesOnNews.com, Jan 30, 2015 –  Several Broward County police agencies are need your help in finding and arresting two men who are literally “dropping in” on their victims. Cops from Sunrise, Lauderhill and BSO say the duo have been making their way to the rooftops of check cashing stores, cutting holes in the roof and then waiting. Once workers begin to arrive, the drop into the store, surprising the employees and, armed with handguns, forcing them to open the safe. […]

by · January 30, 2015 · Broward County, Crime, News, Police, Videos
It’s Friday, and some people have made “unlawful” bank withdrawals

It’s Friday, and some people have made “unlawful” bank withdrawals

By EyesOnNews.com, Jan 30, 2015 – It’s Friday and the FBI are busy trying to locate the robbers wanted for two separate bank robberies earlier today. One of the robbers is a woman. Here’s the information from the FBI. Pictures of the two robbers are below: The FBI is releasing photographs from a bank robbery that took place today (1/30/2015) at approximately 9:43 a.m. at the BB&T Bank branch located at 901 Arthur Godfrey Road, Miami Beach, Florida.  A MALE robber […]

by · January 30, 2015 · Crime, Featured, Miami-Dade County, News, Police