CHIEF: Sonny, you need to take care of this. There’s a shipment of illegal Notary seals coming in, but we have no intel on it. Can you handle it?
SONNY: I’m on it. But, I don’t have any reliable sources.
RICO: We’ll use any sources we can get. But, we do have something. Remember Nuggie?
SONNY: Oh God, him again? I’m on it.
(Rico and Sonny travel downtown)
RICO: Let’s get a Cuban cafe first and then find out guy.
SONNY: Deal. I just hope our Ferrari is safe. We’ll keep it in eye distance. Besides it has an alarm.
RICO: Dos cafes cubanos por favor. Y rapido tambien. (Two Cuban coffes, and make it fast!)
(gunshots ring out)
SONNY: Get down….. (pause) I think our plan has a hole in it. Make that a coffee cup with a hole in it. I’ll call it in. (ring ring) Hey, there were gun shots on Sunset BLVD. We have no idea what it was about, but the car sped off and they’re gone now.
GINA: Okay. You can finish your coffee now.
SONNY: How did you know we were having coffee?
GINA: Oh, just a hunch. Call it women’s intuition.
NUGGIE: Hey man, how are my boys doing. The Nug-man has arrived, and arrived in style. Check out my new shades. My new wife bought me these. Ha ha!!! Don’t keep me long because the Nuggie has to Boogie, you dig?
SONNY: We dig. Listen. Do you know anything about a shipment of illegal Notary seals coming into Miami harbor on a freighter in the next few days.
NUGGIE: That all depends on who and how much is asking.
SONNY: Rico, do you have a hundred?
RICO: Here’s two Ben Franklins. This one’s important.
NUGGIE: Oh, allright. Benjamin is doing the asking in repetition. All I know if that a guy named Sanchez is moving some heavy cargo from the Dominican Republic. Word on the street is that they have a seal forging plant over there and the action is hot and humid. You dig?
RICO: Do you know anything about where and when? Or a last name?
NUGGIE: He’s in his late 40’s, Cuban and had a mustache last time I checked. His organization prefers to use fishing boats, but they switch things up quite a bit to keep the authorities guessing.
RICO: Thanks Nuggie, you’ve been a huge help.
SONNY: (ring ring) Gina, do you have any intel on a guy named Sanchez who smuggles using fishing boats?
GINA: Last I heard, he was smuggling fishing boats. What a great cover.
SONNY: Very funny. Do you have anything?
GINA: We have a profile on the guy I think you are talking about. We have names, addresses, and rap sheets.
SONNY: Great, we’ll get the bug van and see if we can pick up some knowledge tapping some phones.
(3 hours later)
VAN GUY: We got the van set up. Sanchez’s crew are in the address we are in front of. They are talking about all types of things. But, they have only mentioned stampers once. I guess by that they mean Notary Seal.
SONNY: Anything about a time or place?
VAN GUY: Nothing yet.
(six hours later)
VAN GUY: (ring ring) We got a time. Noon tomorrow, there’s going to be a transfer from one fishing boat to several inflatable motor boats. Real little ones. They will be carrying the merchandise underwater in bags. If there is any trouble, the seals will sink to the bottom and there will be no evidence unless you have frog guys.
RICO: I know how to dive. I’ll handle this.
VAN GUY: They put a big rock in the bag, so we will have to bring a decompression suit just in case you dive too deep.
TRUDY: Don’t we need a Navy Seal for this, instead of a Notary Seal. It sounds too dangerous for Rico. And where will he hang his suit when he’s diving?
RICO: I’m not worried about that because my wet suit comes with a wet tie, and matching spear gun just in case I need it.
GINA: Hey Sonny, remember that shooting when you were having Cuban coffee? I just found out that was not just a random shooting. That was a competitor of the guy you are chasing named Rubio. They have their own channels for selling fake Notary seals, and are moving in on the supplier.
SONNY: Change of plans guys. We are going to set up a rendevous between Rubio and Sanchez. Either they kill each other, or we can arrest all of them all in one meet. Rico, you pretend to be one of Rubio’s guys and set up the meet. In the ocean. The dress code is wet suits.
RICO: I’m on it.
(nine hours later — at the meet in the ocean. Rubio’s guys try to hijack the merchandise. There is a shoot out. Half of Rubio’s guys are killed and retreat at high speed far away. Sanchez’s guys do not follow. After Rubio’s guys move out, Miami Vice moves in.)
RICO: Freeze, Miami Vice!
(Sanchez’s guys drop the Notary seals into the water. Rico jumps into the water with his spear gun)
VICTOR: Bubble bubble bubble
RICO: You don’t really bubble bubble mean that bubble?
(A secret deal was going on under water. There were five guys in wet suits with underwater guns. But, the Notary seals they were selling were underwater notary seals used by Jacque Cousteau.)
RICO: I’m going to need bubble up, I mean back bubble up. There are fbub-bub-bub-ive of them and only one of me.
SONNY: Damn it. I never thought of that. Ugh!!!!
RICO: But, I brought an underwater charge. I come prepared for this kind of thing mon.
(boom… meanwhile Sanchez’s guys bubble to the surface all disoriented after the underwater blast. Miami Vice has them at gun point. Sanchez puts a gun to his own head because he doesn’t want to go back to jail.
SONNY: Don’t do it. Just put the gun down.
SANCHEZ: I am never going back to jail again. I have had enough. (bang)
After that, the seals were returned to the Florida Notary commission who did not want the seals because they said, “State of Florida, County of Underwater.”
(meanwhile back on Sonny’s boat)
RICO: That was quite a bust. I’ve never seen anything like it. Not in New York, not here. What’s up with your alligator, he is trying to eat his chain.
SONNY: I call it a classic case of “areptile disfunction.”
RICO: Ha ha ha ha ha. Good one.
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