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Photo courtesy of DEA.

DEA Helps Ecuadorian Police Seize Drug Sub

July 4, 2010
The twin-screw, electric sub measures about 100 feet long, the agency said. The air-conditioned interior measures about 9 feet high and included a periscope.
From left to right: Kamar Everett, Anthony Mays and Moleek Sampson

FBI Searches for Three New York Gang Members Wanted on Narcotics Charges

July 2, 2010
Wanted posters listing the names of the fugitives and those that have been captured has been made available to the public. Those who were indicted are suspected to be members of the Bloods and Latin Kings gangs.

West Memphis Officers Will Get AR-15s

July 1, 2010
Patrol officers will now be able to carry the rifles, which would not have prevented the duty deaths of two officers, but would have more quickly ended the standoff in the Wal-Mart parking lot.
View of the U.S.-Mexico border at Nogales, Ariz., in 2006. Photo via Flickr.com (bavetta).

Video: Mexican Cartel Threatens Arizona PD's Off-Duty Officers

June 27, 2010
The threats were issued following two large drug busts by off-duty officers with the department. Nogales Chief Jeffrey Kirkham learned about the threats via a criminal informant in Mexico who told the agency about a list of officers held by the cartel.

Jamaican Drug Kingpin Extradited to NYC To Face Trial

June 25, 2010
Coke was arrested by Jamaican authorities on June 22 near Kingston, after a five-week pursuit by local authorities. He will face drug trafficking and gun running charges related to his role as leader of the Shower Posse, which gained its name by showering foes with bullets.

Leader of Anchorage Drug Ring Convicted

June 22, 2010
Mendioloa received the guilty verdict June 18, following a trial that began June 7 and involved 38 prosecution witnesses. The testimony from witnesses revealed that Mendiola ordered the drugs from areas in California such as Van Nuys and Lancaster.

Indian Reservations on Both U.S. Borders Become Drug Pipelines

June 17, 2010
The drug gangs take advantage of weak and underfunded tribal police forces and the remoteness of tribal lands, and they find that high unemployment rates and resentment of federal law enforcement agencies make some young Native Americans ready allies.

Outlaw Biker Killed During Gun Battle With Federal Agents In Maine

June 17, 2010
Thomas "Tomkat" Mayne, 58, was shot and killed in the return fire from federal ATF agents who had served a warrant at his home.
Narcotic transporters were targeted in the DEA-led "Project Deliverance," which included this seizure of 12 pounds of heroin from a hidden compartment under a vehicle's seat. Photo courtesy of DEA.

DEA-Led Operation Delivers More Than 2,000 Arrests

June 10, 2010
In addition to the 2,266 arrests, the operation resulted in the seizure of $154 million, 1,262 pounds of methamphetamine, 2.5 tons of cocaine, 1,410 pounds of heroin, 69 tons of marijuana, 501 weapons and 527 vehicles.

Alleged Mexican Mafia Member Given 18 Years by Ariz. Judge

June 8, 2010
A 39-year-old Phoenix man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison following a trial where prosecutors alleged he was a lieutenant in the Mexican Mafia prison gang.
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