FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Ariz.-Neb. Cartel Trafficking Case Named Operation of the Year

May 09, 2013  | 

A drug trafficking operation that brought down a Mexican drug cartel's Nebraska distributor has been named the most outstanding case of 2012 by the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Operation Blue Storm was selected as the National Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) top case earlier this week.

The investigation and prosecution resulted in the dismantling of a large-scale marijuana trafficking enterprise bringing narcotics into Nebraska from Arizona. The criminal enterprise operated as a partnership between the South Family Bloods street gang and Sinaloa Cartel.

The enterprise, which was run by Shannon Williams, transported and distributed nearly 16,000 pounds of marijuana with a street value of approximately $7.75 million.

The Nebraska case resulted in the indictment and conviction of 15 individuals and the seizure of $600,000 in property. It led to another investigation in Arizona targeting the Sinaloa Cartel suppliers that resulted in the indictment of 11 additional individuals.

Law enforcement agencies involved in the case included the Bellevue (Neb.) Police Department, Omaha (Neb.) Police Department, Peoria (Ariz.) Police Department, and the FBI.

Comments (1)

Displaying 1 - 1 of 1

[email protected] @ 5/14/2013 6:56 PM

But wait, Aren't our borders more secure then ever? How did the TONS of grass get here? Our director of HLS tells us we're safer now then ever. You don't think she lied, do you? Good going guys ( and girls!) in blue and tan! Hit 'em where it hurts, in the pocketbook! Blues, Stay Safe.

Join the Discussion

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.
Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
Police Magazine