PBS NewsHour

The Coast Guard detains suspected drug smugglers for weeks

Clip: 11/25/2017 | 4m 8s

A New York Times Magazine investigation has revealed that the Coast Guard detained more than 700 suspected drug smugglers between September 2016 and 2017. These suspects were held 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.

Aired: 11/25/17

Rating: NR

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