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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

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.

U.S. Gives $12M To Mexico To Combat Meth

August 23, 2012
Mexico's federal police will receive $12 million from the U.S. government to enhance enforcement of methamphetamine production by drug cartels, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced Thursday.

Police Product Test: Benchmade Interdiction Kits

August 23, 2012

The Benchmade Interdiction Kit is one outstanding tool in the fight to stem the flow of drugs in the United States. By using the included aluminum probes, interdiction officers can safely inspect suspicious packages, stacked cargo, seat upholstery, and suspicious areas within vehicles and structures.

Turf Battle Splinters Mexico's Zetas Cartel

August 22, 2012
Reports in the Mexican media indicate that the Zetas may have split into two rival factions that are battling for control of the central states of Zacatecas and San Luis Potosi, as well as for parts of Yucatan peninsula.

Man Arrested Trying To Smuggle Meth Candy Bars Through LAX

July 31, 2012
A Long Beach, Calif., man was arrested for attempting to smuggle methamphetamine disguised as Snickers bars from Los Angeles to Japan.

Traffic Stop Uncovers Ariz. Border Tunnel

July 12, 2012
Federal and local authorities uncovered a sophisticated underground tunnel at the California-Arizona-Mexico border with lighting, ventilation, and reinforced beams possibly linked to the Sinaloa drug cartel.

Mexico's Deal With the Devil

July 11, 2012
The Mexican press estimates that 19.5% of the official ballot boxes were installed in areas controlled by the drug cartels. Many voters avoided the poles altogether in fear of intimidation and violence.
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