800 Pounds of Pot Seized in Boat Two Miles Off Miami

Rakontur is currently finishing up Square Grouper, their documentary on Miami's pot smuggling heydays, but that's not all in the past. The South Florida US Attorney's Office announced that they recently found a boat just miles off the coast of Miami packed with 800 pounds of pot. Four arrests have been made linked to the discovery.

The boat was found October 21st floating just two nautical miles offshore. The 45-foot power boat was spotted by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection surveillance aircraft.

Coast Guard officers boarded the boat captained by 49-year-old Miami Beach resident Francis Joseph Ferris and found 21 bales of marijuana. That's about 800 lbs of sticky icky.

Law enforcement officials then set up a sting operation in which they set up the delivery to Ferris's co-conspirators. When Charles Dion Francis, 32, a Bahamian national, Brian Richard Martin, 36, of Coral Springs, and Ramiko Jermaine Moncur, 32, of Opa-Locka showed up to pick up the pot as planned they were arrested.

All four face federal drug-smuggling and drug-conspiracy charges.

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