The Cocaine Crisis
Miami in the Late 20th Century
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Nearly two tons of Colombian cocaine worth an estimated $175 million was seized at a Miami warehouse by U.S. Customs and Drug Enforcement Agent in 1982
This image shows a scene from the popular TV show "Miami Vice"
DEA agents guard a shipment of cocaine they seized. The cocaine was being hidden inside bags of brown sugar.
North Miami Beach officer Terry Scott is undercover selling a "dime" of cocaine to a possible suspect. The person who purchased the cocaine is arrested, 1984. The image was taken on the surveillance of a police car.
Undercover agents catalogue weapons seized, along with about 30 lbs cocaine, at south Dade home.
6/25/1986, Miami police officers Tom Cannon, right, and Norm Tucker, left, hold plastic bags of drugs confiscated during raid on apartments at 140 NW 10 St.
The Miami News depicts a shootout that happened between FBI agents and cartel leaders in Kendall in 1986
The DEA with 6,292 lbs of confiscated cocaine which was smuggled inside the wood of a picnic table.
Fireman in Miami watching cocaine bust on NW 28 street and 32 Avenue
A Quick Preview of Miami in the 1980s
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