The Miami Herald talks to former pot smugglers, now in their sixties, who are making money regaling audiences with their decades-old tales of derring do.
- “They’ve become TV consultants, authors, documentary film subjects and sought-after speakers. In places like the Florida Keys, the once-untold stories of mother ships, midnight beach landings and radar sabotage are now the subject of sold-out historical talks over dinner.”
- One popular story involves the smuggler who transported bales of pot in an altered school bus. He “bought one, stripped the seats out, swiped a license plate from another bus at a nearby school, piled up the pot bales so they reached just below the windows and sallied forth. One more ingredient went into the plan: He drove that bus in a full bus driver’s uniform — “with a wig and the whole g—–n thing.”