The Coast Guard detained suspected drug smugglers for weeks, says report

A New York Times Magazine investigation has revealed that the Coast Guard captured more than 700 suspected drug smugglers between September 2016 and 2017. These suspects were detained at sea for weeks or months before they were charged with a crime and were denied access to lawyers and their families. Reporter Seth Freed Wessler, who wrote the story, joins Megan Thompson from Boston.


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