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Drug suspect behind bars after chase on South Beach

Drug and gun arrest on Miami Beach
Drug and gun arrest on Miami Beach (Courtesy Miami Beach Police)

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Miami Beach Police said they chased down and arrested a drug suspect on busy South Beach.

Detectives said they witnessed 27-year-old Alexander Vazquez take part in a drug transaction on Wednesday. When officers went to arrest Vazquez, they said he took off running. He was eventually captured near Washington Avenue and 9th Street.

Officers said they seized a firearm and drugs when they arrested Vazquez. He was already out on bond for weapons and drug charges, and now faces several more felonies.

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Veronica Crespo writes for Local10.com and also oversees the Español section of the website. Born and raised in Miami, she graduated from the University of Miami, where she studied broadcast journalism and Spanish.