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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.

Former Calif. Deputy Who Smuggled Heroin Burrito Sentenced

June 28, 2012
A former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who was believed to be trying to smuggle heroin, stuffed inside a burrito, into a courthouse jail was sentenced Monday to two years in jail.

Task Force Busts Calif. Heroin Ring

May 16, 2012
A joint-agency task force arrested 12 suspects and seized nine guns, as officers served arrest warrants Tuesday on members of a Northern California heroin distribution ring operated by NorteƱo gang members.

Feds: TSA Screeners Waved Drugs Through LAX

April 26, 2012
Federal agents arrested two former and two current Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners on narcotics and bribery charges for allegedly taking cash payments to allow large shipments of cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana to pass through X-ray machines at security checkpoints.

Drug-Kingpin Granny Arrested In Okla.

April 17, 2012
Authorities believe a 73-year-old Oklahoma grandmother is responsible for as much as 40% of the marijuana trafficking in the northeast section of the state.

Nuestra Familia Member Pleads Guilty To Drug Trafficking

April 10, 2012
A Northern California man has pleaded guilty to operating a cocaine trafficking conspiracy for the Nuestra Familia prison gang, federal authorities announced Monday.

Juarez Cartel Leader Gets Life In U.S. Consulate Murders

April 6, 2012
The former Mexican police officer and Juarez Cartel leader who ordered the murders of three U.S. Consulate officials in 2010 was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty today.

Tijuana Cartel Leader Gets 25 Years In Prison

April 3, 2012
A federal judge sentenced Benjamin Arellano-Felix, who once ran the violent Tijuana drug cartel, to 25 years to life following his guilty plea to racketeering and conspiracy charges.

Texas Deputy Finds $7M of Marijuana In Construction Equipment

April 2, 2012
A Parker County (Texas) Sheriff's deputy discovered 2,500 pounds of marijuana worth $7 million at a truck stop in Weatherford.

Thieves Stealing Tide Detergent For Drug Buys

March 15, 2012
Thieves have been stealing Tide detergent from markets and convenience stores to pay for narcotics from street-level dealers instead of using cash, the Associated Press reports.

Jury Convicts Afghan Trafficker with Taliban Ties

March 14, 2012
An Afghan national who distributed nearly 20 percent of the world's heroin in 2006 and supported the Taliban was convicted Tuesday and faces a 20-year prison sentence.

Task Force Busts N.Y. Heroin Trafficking Ring

March 13, 2012
The federal government Tuesday indicted 20 members of a New York-area drug trafficking ring that brought 20 kilograms of heroin valued at $2.75 million to street-level dealers in Queens and Long Island in the past nine months.
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