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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.

'Fast and Furious' Killer Pleads Guilty

October 31, 2012
A Mexican man pleaded guilty Tuesday in the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent whose death revealed the botched "Fast and Furious" gun-smuggling operation, marking the biggest conviction to date in a case that embarrassed the federal government and prompted a series of congressional investigations.

Police Dogs

October 24, 2012

Law enforcement agencies typically purchase K-9s from trainers or dealers who acquire them from Europe, where legacy blood lines have been long established. Breeds most commonly used for detection and apprehension include the Belgian Malonois, German Shepherd, Dutch Shepherd, and a variety of Labradors. Dogs can be single purpose (for apprehensions) or dual purpose for apprehensions and detection for narcotics, explosives, or cadavers. Read "K-9 Training Challenges" for more detail. Photos provided by Becki and John Johnston of AceK9.com.

Cartel Superlabs Flood U.S. with Cheap Meth

October 11, 2012
Mexican drug cartels are quietly filling the void in the nation's drug market created by the long effort to crack down on American-made methamphetamine, flooding U.S. cities with exceptionally cheap, extraordinarily potent meth from factory-like "superlabs."

Cocaine 'Godmother' Gunned Down In Colombia

September 5, 2012
Griselda Blanco, the drug kingpin known for her blood-soaked style of street vengeance during Miami's "cocaine cowboys" era of the '70s and '80s, was shot to death in Medellin by a motorcycle-riding assassin Monday.

Drug Interdiction for Patrol

September 5, 2012

You can't single-handedly win the "War on Drugs" as a patrol officer, but keen eyes and attention to detail on traffic stops can make an impact. A simple traffic stop could very well lead to a disruption in a drug supply line.

Chicago Police Seize 'Scooby Snax' Synthetic Marijuana

September 4, 2012
A Chicago Police specialized narcotics unit seized nearly 40 pounds of "Scooby Snax" synthetic marijuana in packages emblazoned with the cartoon character Scooby-Doo's face.

Sinaloa Cartel's N.H.-Europe Drug Pipeline Uncovered

September 4, 2012
A three-year investigation led by the FBI's Boston field office netted a cartel kingpin's cousin, 346 kilos of cocaine, and the discovery of a new trafficking route from Spain to New Hampshire.
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