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Gulf Cartel Member Sentenced To 22-Year Prison Term for Atlanta Cocaine Delivery

August 4, 2010
Drug trafficker Jose "Pepe" Barrientos-Rodriguez, a member of Mexico's Gulf Cartel, faces 22 years in prison for attempting to unload approximately 247.5 kilograms of cocaine in the Atlanta area.

Sheriff Arpaio Says Mexican Cartel Placed $1 Million Bounty On His Head

August 3, 2010
The sheriff's spokeswoman relayed the threat, which came from the FBI, according to the Arizona Republic. As a vocal proponent of tougher enforcement of illegal immigration, Arpaio said death threats against him are not unusual. He said the more recent bounty was for $5 million.

Chandler Officer Killed In Shootout Identified

July 29, 2010
Carlos Ledesma, a 34-year-old father of two, may have been killed by drug dealers planning to rob the undercover officers.

Chandler Officer Fatally Shot During Undercover Operation

July 29, 2010
The shooting occurring inside a home in a south Phoenix neighborhood known for drug-related crimes. The officers were involved in an operation that also involved SWAT officers.

MS-13 Member Gets Federal Death Sentence

July 27, 2010
Alejandro Umana, 25, had been found guilty in April by a federal jury of killing the brothers in a restaurant in Greensboro. He also had been found guilty of conspiring to extort money from Charlotte drug dealers to increase MS-13's revenues, and of intimidating witnesses to prevent them from cooperating with authorities investigating the murders.
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'09 Minneapolis Gang Strike Force Raid Draws Internal Affairs Inquiry

July 20, 2010
"The actions taken by the officers in this case were clearly without regard to the constitutional rights of the complainants," Sgt. Robert Krebs of the internal affairs unit wrote. "This matter would likely rise to a violation of civil rights under existing federal statutes."

Five Alleged Drug Kingpins Charged In Buffalo

July 13, 2010
The indictments are the result of a joint investigation between the FBI's Safe Streets Task Force, New York State Police, Buffalo Police Department, Drug Enforcement Agency and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
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.
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