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Alleged computer drug ring busted

Seven men were charged in a crackdown on a drug ring that authorities say used tiny spaces in computer hard drives and books with hollowed out binders to smuggle heroin and cocaine. Authorities said the arrests announced Wednesday capped a nearly three-year year probe that began when U.S. Customs investigators in Houston discovered drugs hidden in computer hard drives being shipped to Tampa from Colombia. “Traffickers are very innovative,” said John Paxton, acting special agent in charge of the Tampa office of the federal Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. “If they can think of any way to conceal something, they can find a way to fabricate it and fill it in there.” Full Story

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