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Mike Tabeling’s Columbian cartel contact had a problem. Apparently the 20 pounds of choice gold marijuana that Tabeling had fenced to a group of Hawaiian gangsters had not been paid for in full. Scattered throughout the hundred-dollar bills that the Hawaiians had offered as payment were C-notes of another kind: counterfeits that stood out starkly white under a black light. “Get us our money,” the Colombians from Miami told Tabeling’s connection, “or your surfer-punk runner from Cocoa Beach will be getting his last ride.”