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Cash in the Tank

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Puerto Rico's coastline is vulnerable to dealers who use the island as a springboard onto the U.S. mainland. When the Coast Guard rescues refugees in the Mona Passage, CBP agents must race to intercept them and verify their identities. Across the island, surveillance on a suspected pickup truck pays off in a massive seizure: $180,000 in cash, found stuffed inside the gas tank. An ice task force targets an identity theft ring charged with embezzling a half-million dollars through bank fraud.

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