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Bust Continued from 1-A more than three hours, then swam to shore and tried to escape customs agents on foot, but was caught and arrested by Galveston Wharves Police Captain C. Jackson at 20th and Water streets Three others were arrested at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday near the Seamen's Center at 20th and Mechanic streets, and three more suspects were arrested in Houston at Interstate Highway 59 and Hillcroft early Wednesday morning. Customs agents sought to keep a lid on the case Tuesday while they substituted undercover customs agents for the "mules" that were delivering the cocaine cocaine in order to arrest the last two groups of suspects, suspects, Wolfe said. In addition to the Customs Service, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Galveston Police Department, the Galveston Galveston County Sheriff's Department's organized crime control unit and the Galveston Wharves Police Police participated in the law enforcement action. For instance, while customs divers were in the water near the stern of the ship, U.S. Coast Guardsmen Guardsmen were on the beams under the pier, where they seized some vials thrown into the water by the men who jumped from the ship, Lt. Steve Truhlar said. "We established a safety zone around the Spring Bride and we (searched) the area," he said. Wolfe said officials of Turbana Corp., which imports imports the bananas aboard the vessel, were very cooperative with customs agents. It is believed that neither Turbana officials nor any of the crew aboard the ship had knowledge of the smuggling attempt, he said. Rodeo.

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  1. The Galveston Daily News,
  2. 26 Apr 1990, Thu,
  3. Page 15

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