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Tunnel Near San Diego Yields 20 Tons of Marijuana

November 4, 2010
Approximately 30 tons of marijuana with a street value of $20 million have been seized in the U.S. and Mexico and linked to the tunnel, which is equipped with rail, lighting and ventilation systems.

Patrolling the Broken Border

October 31, 2010

A metal fence divides Nogales, USA from another Nogales: Nogales, Sonora, a much poorer Nogales where law enforcement is under attack from drug trafficking cartels and the cartels are under attack from many rivals.

How Cartels Smuggle Narcotics Into Arizona

October 13, 2010

Earlier this year, a regional SWAT team led by deputies with the Pinal County (Ariz.) Sheriff's Office took POLICE Magazine into the Vekol Valley in the Arizona desert to show one way smugglers bring narcotics across the U.S.-Mexico border. Smugglers often use illegal immigrants as drug mules to carry 25-pound marijuana bundles using makeshift "backpacks" of rope and cut strips of Mexican blankets to lessen discomfort. Listen to our podcast, "Tracking Smugglers in Southern Arizona," with Pinal County Sheriff's Sgt. Matt Thomas. Photos by Paul Clinton.

Nogales PD's Pursuit Led to Smuggling Tunnel and Drug Load

October 4, 2010
A Nogales (Ariz.) Police officer initiated the foot pursuit that eventually led to the discovery of one of two smuggling tunnels, an arrest and seizure of more than 800 pounds of marijuana worth more than $400,000.

Mexican Nationals Reportedly Smuggled Meth to Colo. in Car Batteries

September 27, 2010
Officials today said they dealt a major blow to a methamphetamine trafficking ring suspected of moving up to 50 pounds of the drug into Colorado in common car batteries.

Texas Drug Smugglers Using U.S. Mail

September 23, 2010
The packages, headed for Houston, Sugar Land, Missouri City and elsewhere, came from as close as the Rio Grande Valley and as far away as Pakistan and Iraq.

Border Agents Fire Into Mexico, After Attack From Traffickers

September 14, 2010
The agents were returning fire, after they came under fire from Mexico. Several Border Patrol agents were seizing the marijuana using patrol boats, prior to the brief shootout.

Texas Sheriff Discusses Border Threats at TREXPO

September 14, 2010

Zapata County (Texas) Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez appeared on a panel at POLICE-TREXPO East covering threats from drug traffickers and kidnappers operating along the Mexico border. Betsy Brantner-Smith, a Calibre Press Street Survival trainer, interviews Gozalez in a video courtesy of PoliceOne.

Drug Couriers Using Disguises and 'Cloner' Vehicles

September 5, 2010
The traffickers have been caught hauling marijuana along the Texas border in fake versions of a Walmart truck or FedEx van. They've employed sham school buses, dummy dump trucks and bogus ambulances.

Mexican Cartel Leader Will Face Trafficking Charges In Atlanta

August 31, 2010
The Texas-born Valdez-Villareal, who is known as "the Barbie" because of his blond hair and blue eyes, brought thousands of kilograms of cocaine between 2004 and 2006. His cartel is thought to have brought 100 kilos a week into the Atlanta area using tractor trailer trucks that crossed the border in Laredo.

Drug-Running SUV Crosses Mexico-Arizona Border, After Pursuit

August 20, 2010
ICE notified local law enforcement agencies and border agents that the white SUV was registered to a Rio Rico address, as the vehicle raced southbound on Interstate 19.

Colombian FARC Leader Sentenced For Cocaine Trafficking

August 18, 2010
From approximately 1998 through 2004, Cuevas Cabrera conspired with others to manufacture and distribute tons of Colombian cocaine that he knew would be imported into the U.S., according to evidence presented at trial.

Juarez Cartel Member Extradited To U.S. For Drug Trial

August 18, 2010
Purported Juarez Cartel associate Felipe Dominguez-Vargas has been extradited from Mexico to stand trial on federal drug trafficking charges.

Legalizing America's Addictions Won't Cure Crime

August 17, 2010
It is this use of illicit drugs that first seduces young men into the criminal underworld and later makes the gangs the principal purveyors of this genocidal poison. Profits derived from this drug trafficking finances and arms these gangs for wars with rivals, and it connects them with international drug trafficking organizations.

51 Surenos Arrested In California Narcotics Sting

August 6, 2010
With the combined forces of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Santa Barbara County Sheriff and Santa Maria Sheriff, an investigation to identify and eliminate drug trafficking of street gangs has resulted in the seizure of numerous pounds of cocaine, marijuana, firearms and methamphetamine.

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.

Tracking Smugglers In Southern Arizona

July 26, 2010

The deputies of the Pinal County (Ariz.) Sheriff's Office must be extra vigilant when traveling into the rugged desert south of Interstate 8, following the ambush shooting of deputy Louis Puroll and the shooting deaths of two armed gumen with ties to a Mexican drug cartel this spring. Sgt. Matt Thomas, motor supervisor and assistant SWAT commander, speaks exclusively with POLICE Magazine about patroling this hostile territory, detaining illegals and the ramifications of his state's tough new immigration law. PHOTOS: View our gallery, "How Cartels Smuggle Narcotics Into Southern Arizona."

Drug Cartel Threatens Arizona Officers

July 21, 2010

This ABC News report examines threats against Nogales (Ariz.) police officers following off-duty drug busts. The department learned through its criminal informants that the threats are credible. Chief Jeffrey Kirkham is interviewed.

Tucson PD's Home Invasion Unit

July 20, 2010

The Tucson (Ariz.) PD started its home invasion unit two years ago to curb paramilitary raids on drug houses by well-organized crews with military grade weapons. The crews were well trained and often posed as police officers. In an interview from Tucson PD headquarters on Tuesday, the unit's Sgt. Bob Jimenez discussed the unit's approach to enforcement and outlined two recent cases, including a shootout with two former Marines with an SKS rifle. View the "Tucson Home Invasions: The Missing Man" photo gallery of one of the cases.

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.
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