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Drug Trafficking Press Conference

August 20, 2009

Forty-three defendants in the United States and Mexico, including 10 alleged Mexican drug cartel leaders, have been charged in 12 the Department of Justice, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced. The alleged leaders and other high-ranking members of several of Mexicoís most powerful drug cartels were charged with operating continuing criminal enterprises or participating in international drug trafficking conspiracies.

Press Release: Ten Alleged Mexican Drug Cartel Leaders Among 43 Defendants Indicted in Brooklyn and Chicago as Part of Coordinated Strike Against Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations

Speech: Attorney General Eric Holder at the Press Conference to Announce Mexican Cartel Indictments