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Cuban officials seized more than $1.5 million in cash as well as weapons and vehicles from 14 former military and Interior Ministry officials being court-martialed on drug-trafficking charges, the official Cuban news agency Prensa Latina reported. The agency, monitored in Mexico City, said the former officials had formed two groups: One that shipped Colombian cocaine to Miami and another that helped pass shipments of marijuana from neighboring Jamaica through Cuban waters to the United States. The agency quoted Col. Pedro Alvarez Lugo, one of the investigators in Cuba’s burgeoning drug scandal, as saying authorities confiscated $1.5 million from illicit drug-related operations headed by disgraced Gen. Arnaldo Ochoa Sanchez.


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