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Nationwide DEA Sweep Nets 541 Arrests, $11 Million

February 25, 2011
The DEA declined to give specific locations, yet Arizona, Atlanta, St. Louis, Denver, Detroit, San Antonio, San Diego, Chicago, Newark and Miami are key areas.

DEA Targets Sinaloa Drug Cartel's Cocaine Supplier

February 25, 2011
To cripple the drug trafficking and money laundering activities of one of Mexico's most active cartels, the federal government has designated its Columbian cocaine supplier as a drug-trafficking kingpin. The move gives law enforcement agencies greater powers to punish the network's U.S. associates and freeze assets.
<p>Special Agent Jaime J. Zapata. Photo via ICE.</p>

Six Zeta Cartel Members Arrested In ICE Agent's Killing

February 24, 2011
Mexican President Felipe Caldéron called President Barack Obama to tell him about the capture of Julian Zapata Espinoza, a reputed Zetas cell leader nicknamed "El Piolín" (Tweety), who is allegedly responsible for the homicide of Special Agent Zapata.

Six Tennessee Bloods Indicted for Murder, Conspiracy

February 24, 2011
Bloods gang members and associates allegedly committed and conspired to commit acts of murder, attempted murder, robbery, narcotics trafficking, bribery and extortion over a more than four-year period.

NF Gang Member Sentenced in Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy

February 24, 2011
Bismark Martin Ocampo, 40, of San Francisco, worked for the Nuestra Familia (NF) Hispanic prison gang, which exerts control over street-level Norteño traffickers.
Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Acevedo Jr. appeared as "Young Reek" in this 2009 "Top Gunnaz" gangster rap video.

Gangster Rapper Turned Philly Cop Once Claimed Police Brutality

February 22, 2011
Two years ago, Officer Robert Acevedo Jr. performed as "Young Reek," appearing shirtless in rap videos flashing $100 bills with co-stars holding what look like drugs.

Mexican Drug Cartels Flush With Proceeds From Medical Marijuana States

February 21, 2011
Border seizures of the cash crop jumped 44% between 2005 and 2009, and cartels now derive as much as 26% of their profit from the drug.
Special Agent Jaime J. Zapata. Photo via ICE.

Cartel Operators Killed ICE Agent At Trafficking Checkpoint

February 16, 2011
Zapata and partner Victor Avila were traveling between Mexico City and Monterrey when they were stopped by cartel operators near San Luis Potosi. The agents were in a blue Suburban with diplomatic plates and identified themselves as diplomats.

Atlanta PD Disbands Hard-Charging Gang Unit

February 10, 2011
The Atlanta PD launched Red Dog, which is said to stand for Run Every Drug Dealer Out Of Georgia, during the crack-cocaine epidemic in the 1980s when Atlanta had open-air drug markets and almost weekly drive-by shootings.

California Agencies Arrest 13 In Gang Sting

February 10, 2011
The investigation focused on the East Side Longos gang, one of the oldest Hispanic gangs in the city. The gang claims territory in central Long Beach, and members are believed to be responsible for six shootings in this geographical area, including the recent attempted murder of the two Gang Enforcement detectives.
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