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New chase boat tested by Customs

U.S. Customs officials in South Florida are testing the latest seafaring combatant in the war on smuggling, a 43-foot interceptor with a top speed of 65 knots (75 mph), heavy firepower and comfy, shock-absorbing seats.

Officials say the new test vessel could replace the 39-foot “Midnight Express” interceptors they’re using to chase down drug runners and human traffickers off Florida’s coast.

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