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Links from the Times for April 24: St. Pete police to offer cash for guns



St. Pete police to offer cash for guns
The city is launching a new program aimed at getting illegal guns off the streets. Thursday morning at City Hall, Mayor Rick Baker, Police Chief Chuck Harmon and community leaders will unveil a "gun bounty" for weapons, offering $1,500 for each tip leading to an arrest and recovery of an assault weapon and $1,000 for all other firearms. | Backstory: A child's senseless death | Teen shot at Childs Park rec center

A freightload of cocaine, drug money in Hillsborough drug bust
An international smuggling ring that brought massive amounts of cocaine into Hills­borough County every week was shut down Wednesday, authorities say, netting five suspects, piles of money totaling almost $4 million, a cache of weapons and 400 pounds of the drug. | Previous coverage: In 1988, 7,300 pounds of cocaine.

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