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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.

Florida Drug Suspect Tells Police 'Tooth Fairy' Gave Her Money

July 5, 2010
Officers seized $1,300 from Hudson, who told police she received the funds from the "tooth fairy."

DEA Helps Ecuadorian Police Seize Drug Sub

July 4, 2010
The twin-screw, electric sub measures about 100 feet long, the agency said. The air-conditioned interior measures about 9 feet high and included a periscope.

Narcotic Transporter Bust

July 1, 2010

With "Project Deliverance," federal agencies cooperating with local LE officers arrested more than 2,000 narcotics transporters and Mexican cartel associates in mid-June. The multi-jurisdictional operation also led to the seizure of $154 million and 74.1 tons of drugs, as well as the arrest of a high-priority target. These photos, which are courtesy of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), show some of the evidence seized in the drug trafficking operation.

Jamaican Drug Kingpin Extradited to NYC To Face Trial

June 25, 2010
Coke was arrested by Jamaican authorities on June 22 near Kingston, after a five-week pursuit by local authorities. He will face drug trafficking and gun running charges related to his role as leader of the Shower Posse, which gained its name by showering foes with bullets.

San Bernardino Vehicle Stop Triggers $45 Million Drug Seizure

June 25, 2010
The department's narcotics division confiscated approximately 2,750 pounds of cocaine, 67 pounds of methamphetamine and 38,000 pounds of marijuana, after searching the tractor trailer.

Leader of Anchorage Drug Ring Convicted

June 22, 2010
Mendioloa received the guilty verdict June 18, following a trial that began June 7 and involved 38 prosecution witnesses. The testimony from witnesses revealed that Mendiola ordered the drugs from areas in California such as Van Nuys and Lancaster.

The Border War With Mexican Cartels

June 14, 2010
The word "war" is not just hyperbole; it correctly describes what is going on. It's estimated that the violence—kidnapping and murder—has driven 400,000 locals out of the Juarez area with an estimated 30,000 fleeing to El Paso and beyond. A U.S. border sheriff claimed that the cartels printed fliers ordering his residents to evacuate their homes in the border area or they would be murdered.

DEA-Led Operation Delivers More Than 2,000 Arrests

June 10, 2010
In addition to the 2,266 arrests, the operation resulted in the seizure of $154 million, 1,262 pounds of methamphetamine, 2.5 tons of cocaine, 1,410 pounds of heroin, 69 tons of marijuana, 501 weapons and 527 vehicles.

Patron Saints of the Mexican Drug Underworld (Part 1 of 2)

June 1, 2010
In a strange way, the iconography ties together much of the evil perpetrated by the gangs that are trafficking in drugs and human beings and their violent inhuman behavior. There is a spiritual dimension to their madness and recognition of the signs and symbols of their belief system can help you identify them.

Chicago PD Confiscate Heroin, Military Sniper Rifle During Arrest

May 19, 2010
Officers arrested Fermin Domingo, 37, during the raid in the Edison Park neighborhood at a house that was three blocks from a preschool.

78 Bloods and Latin Kings Members and Associates Charged with Narcotics Trafficking

May 13, 2010
A coordinated multi-agency law enforcement strike in "Operation Blood Drive" and "Operation Black Crown" shut down vast drug operations in Newburgh, New York.

S.C. Sheriff Sold Drugs Out of Agency SUV, Protected Dealers

May 4, 2010
The FBI described Melvin as a "middle man" who talked about arresting drug traffickers to confiscate their drugs for re-sale. Federal agents obtained wire-tap recordings of Melvin talking to two dealers on his cell phone.

Guatemalan Drug Kingpin Sentenced to 31 Years for Armed Cocaine Trafficking

April 20, 2010
A federal judge sentenced Jorge Mario Paredes-Cordova to 31 years in prison for leading an armed cocaine trafficking organization that imported ton-quantities into the U.S.
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