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Probe of Mexican Drug Cartel Leads to Nearly 1,200 Arrests in U.S.

October 22, 2009
In a series of recent raids throughout the United States, federal authorities have arrested nearly 1,200 people who they say are connected to one of Mexico's most aggressively expanding and deadly drug trafficking cartels, known as La Familia Michoacana, law enforcement officials told The Times' Washington bureau.

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.

Mass. Man Charged With Alleged Terror Plot to Attack U.S. Shopping Malls

October 21, 2009
A 27-year-old Massachusetts man has been charged with conspiring with others to support and plan violent jihad in and outside the United States, including terror plots to attack U.S. shopping malls and U.S. military in Iraq.

Pan American Flight 281 Hijacker Arrives in New York to Face Charges

October 12, 2009
Luis Armando Pena Soltren, who allegedly hijacked Pan American Flight 281 more than 40 years ago, voluntarily returned to New York from Havana, Cuba, to face charges, the FBI announced.

Zazi Indicted For Conspiring to Detonate WMD

September 24, 2009
Najibullah Zazi, the Denver man believed to be the central figure in a terror plot against the New York City transit system, has officially been indicted on charges of conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction against persons or property in the United States, CBS 2 has learned.

FBI Offers $5,000 Reward For Stolen Weapons

September 18, 2009
The stolen weapons include an H & K MP5/10A3 10 mm gun, a Rock River Arms LAR-15 rifle, and a Springfield 1911A1 .45 caliber handgun.

FBI Warns Police After NYC Anti-terror Raid

September 15, 2009
Counter-terrorism officials are warning police departments around the country to be on the lookout for evidence of homemade bombs following raids on several New York City apartments in a hunt for explosives and possible links to al-Qaida operatives, the Associated Press is reporting.

FBI Raids New York Homes Visited by Al-Qaeda Suspect

September 14, 2009
Federal officials launched a series of raids Monday in New York City after tailing a suspected Al Qaeda operative believed to have been orchestrating a bomb plot.

Side-Scan Sonar Identifies N.Y. Crash Evidence

September 1, 2009
Side-scan sonar is known as a "towfish" — it's a torpedo-like device towed behind a boat. The towfish converts acoustic sound pulses into a video image of the river bottom. To a trained operator, the resulting image offers a photographic view of the bottom that can be used to identify items of interest.

Leonard Peltier's Parole Request Denied

August 21, 2009
The Native American, who was convicted in 1977 of murdering two FBI agents during a 1975 shootout in South Dakota, has been denied parole, the FBI announces. Next parole hearing: 2024.

Colombian Cartel Leader Heads to Prison For 45 Years

August 12, 2009
At its peak, the Norte Valle Cartel was responsible for 60 percent of the cocaine exported from Colombia to the U.S. Between 1990 and 2004, the cartel exported more than 1.2 million pounds, or 500 metric tons, of cocaine worth more than $10 billion.

Eighth Terror Suspect Named in N.C. Plot

August 4, 2009
A Wake County, N.C., man arrested in Pakistan last year for traveling in restricted areas was named Monday as the eighth suspect in what federal prosecutors say is a locally hatched plot to commit acts of terrorism abroad.

7 N.C. Men Arrested in Terror Plot

July 28, 2009
Federal agents have arrested seven North Carolina men, and are searching for an eighth, for planning an intricate terrorist plot in the name if Islam and stockpiling weapons at a Raleigh home.

Terrorism With a Small "t"

July 10, 2009

Although most people think of burning skyscrapers and car bombs when asked to define "terrorism." It's likely that you, as American law enforcement officers, will never face a full-blown al-Qaeda attack. Instead, your brush with terrorism will probably be a lone gunman with a political agenda. The editorial appeared in the July 2009 issue.

Dillinger's Wild Ride

July 10, 2009

In an era of celebrity outlaws such as Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd and Bonnie and Clyde, John Dillinger was in a class by himself. Elliott Gorn's book chronicles the year, 1933-34, when Dillinger's gang raided banks across the American heartland and stole hundreds of thousands of dollars. The spree triggered new anti-crime legislation and helped bring about the modern FBI. "Dillinger's Wild Ride" arrived a few weeks ahead of the 75th anniversary of the gangster's death in June 2009.

Nationally Recognized "Gang Peacemaker" Arrested in Federal Gang Sweep

June 24, 2009
Alex Sanchez, executive director of Homies Unidos, was taken into custody by FBI agents this morning at his Bellflower, Calif., home. Sanchez and several members of MS-13, one of the nation's most ruthless and notorious gangs, were named as co-conspirators in the indictment, which will be unsealed later today, said FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller.

Feds Arrest More Members of LA Latino Gang

June 17, 2009

FBI agents and Los Angeles police officers arrested at least eight of those named in a racketeering indictment, officials said. Several more of the 39 members and associates of the 18th Street Columbia Lil Cycos clique were already in state and federal custody.

FBI to Assume Greater Role in Terrorism Fight

May 28, 2009

The FBI and Justice Department plan to significantly expand their role in global counter-terrorism operations, part of a U.S. policy shift that will replace a CIA-dominated system of clandestine detentions and interrogations with one built around transparent investigations and prosecutions.

Birmingham Police Beating Video: Did Not Show Beating When First Given to DA

May 21, 2009

Video of five Birmingham police officers beating an unconscious suspect was edited before it was turned over as evidence to the Jefferson County district attorney's office to use in the suspect's prosecution, authorities said Wednesday.

FBI SWAT Action Near San Diego May Have Foiled L.A. Kidnapping

April 17, 2009
According to the complaint, the case began when the FBI's Major Mexican Traffickers Strike Force began to focus last year on a drug-smuggling ring allegedly headed by Armando Gonzalez. Over time, however, the focus shifted from drug smuggling to kidnapping as the strike force learned that Gonzalez's group was stalking people who purportedly had stolen a 2,500-pound load of marijuana from them.
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