Off-Duty DEA Agent Killed In Colombia Robbery
James "Terry" Watson was killed late Thursday in Colombia's capital city. Watson was on temporary duty in Bogota. He had been assigned to the DEA's Cartagena field office.
"We are all saddened by this devastating loss of a member of the DEA family," said Michele Leonhart, DEA administrator. "Terry was a brave and talented DEA special agent who served our agency for 13 years
DEA Cuts Off Meth-Lab Cleanup Funds
The DEA informed states this week it would no longer foot the bill for meth-lab cleanup. View this report from Kosciusko County, Ind., where the Indiana State Police have been relying on the funds to cover the $2,500-per-lab cleanup bill. Source: WANE.com.
LAPD: DEA Stymied Homicide Probe
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has refused for more than two years to allow its agents to cooperate with a Los Angeles Police Department investigation into the death of a drug suspect shortly after he was arrested in a DEA operation, according to LAPD records.
The LAPD's homicide investigation has effectively stalled, and officials said in documents reviewed
Nationwide DEA Sweep Nets 541 Arrests, $11 Million
A massive nationwide sweep aimed at the associates of Mexican drug cartels has netted 541 arrests and almost $11 million for the Drug Enforcement Administration.
The DEA declined to give specific locations, yet Arizona, Atlanta, St. Louis, Denver, Detroit, San Antonio, San Diego, Chicago, Newark and Miami are key areas, reports MyFoxPhoenix.
The joint operation involved
Supreme Court To Hear Case of Gamblers Who Sued DEA Agent
at an airport.
Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Anthony Walden confiscated $97,000 in winnings and gambling seed money from Gina Fiore and Keith Gipson, a pair of Las Vegas-based professional gamblers. The two had allegedly been making their way home from San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 2006 when suspicious DEA agents in San Juan alerted Walden to the cash.
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DEA: Houston PCP Seizure Is Largest Ever
Nine Houston residents have been arrested in what federal agents say is the largest seizure of "actual PCP," rather than only mixing chemicals, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has announced.
The arrests came at the climax of an 18-month investigation dubbed Operation Scratch Off; DEA agents seized 57 gallons of the PCP in the bust.
The Organized Crime Drug Enforcement
Glock to Donate $70,000 at IACP
Glock, Inc. will make two donations during the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference in Orlando, Fla., from Oct. 23-27, the company announced.
A donation of $50,000 will be presented to the Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) Charity, and $20,000 to Drug Enforcement Administration Survivors Benefit Fund (DEA SBF).
"Glock has a long history
Judge Awards $3M to Family of Teen Slain by DEA Agent
had headed to the parking lot to meet a friend, who was being detained by task force officers who suspected him of breaking into vehicles. Champommier struck a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy while driving his mother's vehicle. A DEA agent then fatally shot the teen.
U.S. District Judge Michael Fitzgerald said shooting at Champommier would not have helped the predicament of the DEA
NYPD Helps Seize $10 Million In Hydro Weed
The New York Police Department helped seize $10 million worth of hydroponically grown marijuana plants and arrested more than a dozen suspects, the New York Daily News reports.
A strike force of NYPD officers, DEA agents, and Sullivan County police coordinated the Wednesday bust. Each plant seized could produce a pound of pot worth anywhere from $600 to $1,200 on the street
Ex-Soldiers Arrested In DEA Murder Plot
Two former U.S. Army solders who planned to kill a Drug Enforcement Administration agent and informant for Colombian drug lords have been arrested and are being returned to New York to face charges, the DEA announced today.
Joseph Manuel Hunter, nicknamed "Rambo," is charged with recruiting a team of former military snipers