Report: $1.5 million in boats stolen, brought to Mexico

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Federal prosecutors announced last week that 12 people were indicted on charges of stealing powerboats from Pinellas County and four other Florida counties and taking them to Mexico.

The more than $1.5 million in stolen boats included a 34-foot 2008 Fountain, valued at $260,000, that was stolen Jan. 26, 2009, from Tierra Verde; and a 41-foot 2005 Luhrs Sportfish Convertible worth more than $400,000 that was stolen in August from St. Petersburg Beach.

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