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DEA: Cartel Probe Led To 3,780 Arrests

December 07, 2012  | 

The Drug Enforcement Administration says a two-year series of investigations targeting the Sinaloa and Juarez drug cartels and violent street gangs has resulted in 3,780 arrests and the seizure of some 375,000 pounds of drugs.

The probes reached into 79 U.S. cities and points in Central America, Europe, Mexico and South America.

Read the full Associated Press story.

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Bman @ 12/18/2012 8:33 AM

Was this a all at once bust? Or just the numbers over the two-year investigation? A couple of federal LEO's that I know said the feds routinely fudge the numbers to make arrests look higher. An example used when I was told was how the US Marshal task forces counted fugitives arrested on state and local charges if a task force member was present despite the person never having been wanted on the federal level. Then they would also count fugitives apprehended by non task force deputies if a task force marshal was present or assisted in any way. The result of doubling the numbers is the task forces getting budget priority over regular field offices where the field offices are falling apart. The task forces even have budget priority over the field offices emergency response teams or high risk arrest teams. To me, it is a lot redundant stuff that could be done away with if any of the federal agencies were consolidated into a small handful without overlapping jurisdictions and specialties.

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