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Border Patrol Finds $650,000 of Drugs in Truck Tires

March 17, 2014
Yesterday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a suspected narcotics smuggler and seized more than 57 pounds of black tar heroin and 11 pounds of methamphetamine. The narcotics were concealed in all four tires of a truck.

U.S. Charges Bitcoin Exchangers Linked to Silk Road Drug Bazaar

January 28, 2014
Federal prosecutors unsealed criminal charges on Monday against a pair of individuals who they say sold Bitcoins that were later used to buy and sell drugs on Silk Road, signaling a desire by law enforcement to target those who use crypto currencies to facilitate shady activities.

Fla. Deputy Finds $700K In Cocaine

October 10, 2013
A Broward (Fla.) Sheriff's Office marine patrol deputy spotted $700,000 worth of cocaine floating off the waters of Dania Beach on Wednesday while on routine patrol.

Carcinogenic Cannabis

September 30, 2013
Federal, state and local police as well as other government officials have succumbed to the money involved in the cannabis cancer. Whether it's the legal medical marijuana trade or illegal drug-trafficking gangs, it originates from the same criminal sources.

FBI: Ark. Ex-Trooper Distributed Cocaine Evidence

July 23, 2013
An Arkansas State Police lieutenant has been fired, arrested, and charged with taking cocaine from the agency's evidence room in Little Rock and turning it over to a drug dealer, the FBI announced.

S.C. Speeder Carrying $1M In Cocaine

May 21, 2013
Horry County (S.C.) Police officers discovered $1 million worth of cocaine, after pulling over an unlicensed driver for speeding on U.S. 501.

'Major' Cartel Drug Transporter Sentenced

May 13, 2013
A high-ranking member of Mexico's Gulf Cartel received a 35-year prison sentence for his role as a "major transporter" of cocaine and marijuana into the United States, the DEA announced.

Video: Grow-House Cameras Capture Deadly Miami Gunfight

May 10, 2013
Suspects involved in a drug trafficking operation opened fire on investigating Miami-Dade Police detectives in a deadly gunfight captured by the video surveillance cameras of a marijuana grow house.

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

May 9, 2013
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.

A Gang Prevention Documentary Worth Watching

May 7, 2013
"Operation Detour 2" tells the story about how easily young people, even good kids, can get seduced into the drug-trafficking world. How doing or receiving a favor from someone can hook you into the game. How drug use can subtly ensnare you and ruin your life.

Operation Detour 2 Trailer

May 6, 2013

Documentarian Rusty Fleming has produced "Operation Detour 2," a film geared toward high school students that shows the perils of drug trafficking and involvement with Mexican drug cartels. POLICE gang expert Richard Valdemar appears in the film. Read the full story here.

Colombian Trafficker Indicted, Extradited

May 1, 2013
A Colombian trafficker and lead operative from the cartel Los Urabenos has been extradited to Florida to face federal charges, the FBI announced Wednesday. Camilo ("Fritanga") Torres-Martinez, 41, was arrested while celebrating his marriage in an elaborate wedding on a Caribbean island.

$1M Marijuana Load Hidden Under Bell Peppers

March 15, 2013
U.S. border agents seized $1 million in marijuana in southern Arizona Tuesday that was concealed in a shipment of bell peppers, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced.

Gang Task Forces Take Down Mexican Mafia 'Carnals'

March 14, 2013
Two recent investigations show us the value of gang task forces that combine resources from law enforcement, prosecutors, and corrections to take down Mexican Mafia "carnals" in Southern California.

Mexican Police Seize Drug Cannon at Border

February 26, 2013
Police in the border city of Mexicali say they have recovered a powerful improvised cannon used to hurl packets of marijuana across a border fence into California.

Smugglers Launched Drugs from Cannon

December 12, 2012
U.S. Border Patrol agents say smugglers have come up with yet another creative way to get drugs in the country—a cannon.

Prosecutors: Former Ark. Cop Escorted Traffickers

December 11, 2012
Prosecutors on Monday said a former police officer took money from a drug trafficker and escorted him from an east Arkansas town to a bridge linking the state to Mississippi.

Two Mexican Nationals Charged In Coast Guardsman's Death

December 5, 2012
Two Mexican nationals — Jose Meija Leyva and Manuel Beltran Higuera — were charged Monday in Los Angeles with killing a federal officer while the officer was on duty.

U.S. Marshal Accused of Blowing Fed Agent's Cover

December 4, 2012
A deputy U.S. Marshal has been arrested for allegedly disclosing the identity of an undercover agent who had infiltrated a Texas drug trafficking organization.

Coast Guardsman Killed In Confrontation with Smugglers

December 3, 2012
A veteran U.S. Coast Guard chief petty officer suffered fatal head trauma Sunday after drug smugglers in a panga rammed his vessel off the Ventura County, Calif., coastline.
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