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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.

Mexican Drug Gangs Take Over National Parks and Forests

March 2, 2010
Not far from Yosemite's waterfalls and in the middle of California's redwood forests, Mexican drug gangs are quietly commandeering U.S. public land to grow millions of marijuana plants and using smuggled immigrants to cultivate them.

Laredo Officer Used Patrol Car To Transport 'Cocaine'

February 19, 2010
A Laredo police officer has entered a guilty plea to his role in transporting what he thought was cocaine over the border from Mexico.

FBI Extradites Colombian Cartel Leader For Trial

February 10, 2010
The State Department advisory alleges that Salomon Camacho and a partner were responsible for sending many tons of cocaine to the U.S., including as much as 9 metric tons between 1999 and 2000.

Feds Extradite Drug Trafficker Who Killed Border Agent

January 28, 2010
Federal agents cooperating with the Mexican government have extradited Jesus Navarro-Montes and indicted him in connection with the duty death of border agent Luis Aguilar two years ago, according to the FBI.

Coast Guard Tracks Down Cocaine Cowboys

December 29, 2009
The U.S. Coast Guard uses a air and marine units to pursue and catch a boat of Caribbean drug runners who yield only after several rounds of warning shots are fired into the water ahead of their boat.

Tucson SWAT Raid Nets 2,000 Pounds Marijuana, 5 Arrests

November 24, 2009
During a SWAT raid of a Holiday Inn, Tucson police recovered 2,000 pounds of marijuana and various weapons as they arrested five suspects, including two who hid in the ceiling as officers entered the property.

Feds Bust 'Marshall Organizaton' Drug Ring

November 10, 2009
Fifteen members of an Eastern Michigan drug trafficking group calling itself the "Marshall Organization" have been indicted by federal authorities, the Department of Justice has announced.

Norte Valle Cartel Kingpin Heads to Prison For 45 Years

October 21, 2009
A U.S. district judge sentenced the Colombian drug kingpin and former FBI top ten fugitive Diego Montoya Sanchez to a 45-year prison term. Montoya Sanchez, whose alias was "Don Diego," had entered a guilty plea to murder and cocaine trafficking.

American Airline Employees Arrested For Using Commercial Aircraft To Ship Drugs

September 15, 2009
Eight American Airlines employees were among the 23 people arrested in Miami and Puerto Rico as part of Drug Enforcement Administration's "Operation Heavy Cargo" that uncovered a drug trafficking organization that used commercial aircraft to import cocaine.

Schemes to Cross Border from Mexico Getting Bolder

May 7, 2009
In the past few months, officials have intercepted three ultralight aircrafts attempting to smuggle drugs into the U.S. The small planes fly so low they evade radar and have been particularly active on the Arizona-Mexico border.

Mexico to Start Screening Vehicles at Border

April 30, 2009
Unsupervised entry of cars and trucks from San Diego into Tijuana will soon be a thing of the past, Mexico's customs agency says. By midsummer, the Puerta Mexico checkpoint, through which drivers on Interstate 5 travel into Mexico, will be equipped with technology intended to help combat the southbound smuggling of guns, cash and other contraband by drug-trafficking organizations.
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