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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.

Arrest of Juarez Cartel's Alleged No. 2, Vicente Carrillo Leyva, Seen as Big Break

April 3, 2009
The arrest of Vicente Carrillo Leyva, considered the No. 2 leader of the Juárez drug cartel, is a breakthrough in the Mexican government's crackdown on drug lords, officials said Thursday.

Oregon (Ohio) Police Division

April 1, 2009

When it comes to policing the especially permeable maritime borders running through the Great Lakes, security requires an "all hands on deck" approach.

Suspect Wanted for Home Invasion Murders in N.C. Dies in Utah

March 18, 2009
A man wanted in connection with the brutal murders of a family of four last week in Catawba County, N.C., died late Tuesday night as police closed in on him in southwest Utah.

Hundreds Arrested in Cross-Country Campaign Against Drug Cartel

February 25, 2009
Federal authorities arrested more than 750 people across the country in what they describe as "the largest and hardest hitting" operation to ever target the "the very violent and dangerously powerful" drug cartel known as Sinaloa.

Baggage-Sniffing Federal Beagle Retires in Style at LAX

November 26, 2008
Customs officials, officers and four-legged colleagues turn out for Shiloh's retirement party. The dog reaches the mandatory federal retirement age of 9 next week.

FBI Warns of Looming Mexican Drug Cartel Violence in South Texas

October 30, 2008
Frustrated by a crackdown on South Texas drug smuggling routes, the Mexican Gulf Cartel is stockpiling high-powered weapons and recruiting local gang members on both sides of the border to prepare for possible confrontations with U.S. law enforcement, according to an FBI intelligence report.

Authorities Break Up U.S.-Canada Drug Ring

October 5, 2008

Late last year, Nathanael Lineham got a panicked phone call, prosecutors say. An associate working with Lineham to bring the drug ecstasy to California from Canada told him a shipment of 85,000 pills had been seized. Lineham was calm. After all, the deals were struck using coded e-mails -- on encrypted BlackBerrys from Lineham's own company.

Grand Theft Arizona

October 1, 2004

Indeed, when it comes to curbing vehicle theft in Tucson—a city with one of the highest per-capita auto theft rates in the nation—the battle is often waged on uncertain ground. Being located just 40 minutes from the notoriously permeable U.S.-Mexico border doesn’t help matters, either.

I See You

August 1, 2003

While running after a suspect, I charged around the corner of an alley and the guy hit me over the head, knocking my lights out. I really could have used a tool that let me see around corners that day. And now, today’s cops can have them: easy-to-use tactical video systems.

Looking at a Year of Developments

December 1, 2000

Looking back at this year, street gang behaviors have changed little. However, those of us who work the street must have noticed a few unique changes in the types of gang alliances, memberships and the crimes in which some street gangs have been involved.

Russian Organized Crime: The Foundation for Trafficking

May 1, 2000

A number of law enforcement sources report a dramatic increase the past two years in the number of Ukrainian and Russian immigrant women recruited into slavery and sexually exploited in the New Jersey and New York area.

Word on the Street: Slang Terms

December 1, 1996

Small airports naturally appeal to drug smugglers because they may not have any U.S. customs or law enforcement representation at all. Using light, general aviation aircraft, huge amounts of narcotics are smug­gled into the country each year. Chances are, your jurisdiction has an airport.

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