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2010 Major Operations

Narco Submarine in Ecuador | Operation Tar Pit | Project Deliverance

 

2009 Major Operations

Operation Xcellerator | Project Coronado

 

2008 Major Operations

Arrest of Eduardo Arellano-Felix | Major Gang Round-up in Los Angeles | Operation Albatross

Operation Sudden Fall | Project Reckoning | Project Reckoning Phase II

 

2007 Major Operations

DEA/Coast Guard Record Cocaine Seizure | Indoor Marijuana Grow in California | Major Mexican Extradition

Nogales Tunnel Seizures | Operation Eliminacion | Operation Funk 49

Operation Imperial Emperor | Operation Raw Deal | $207 Million Mexican Cash Seizure



 

2010 Major Operations

NARCO SUBMARINE IN ECUADOR (Back to Top)
Sub Exterior Sub Exterior Looking down the tributary from the sub.
Sub Interior � pilot house Sub Interior – passageway Sub Interior – passageway
Sub at end of tributary Kitchen at Sub Camp Berthing at Sub Camp
Sub Camp Sub Exterior at low tide Sub Exterior at low tide
Sub Exterior

 

OPERATION TAR PIT (Back to Top)
 

 

PROJECT DELIVERANCE (Back to Top)
12 pounds tar heroin � Los Angeles 17 pounds tar heroin Approximately 2,371 pounds of marijuana � Arizona
150 kilograms of cocaine � Atlanta Approximately $245,000 and 375 pounds of marijuana � Arizona 375 pounds of marijuana � Arizona
$945,685 US Currency Heroin packaged for local distribution 15 pounds of methamphetamine

 

 

2009 Major Operations

OPERATION XCELLERATOR (Back to Top)
Cash Seized in Operation Xcellerator Drugs Seized in Operation Xcellerator Drugs Seized in Operation Xcellerator
Drugs Seized in Operation Xcellerator Cash Seized in Operation Xcellerator Plane seized in Operation Xcellerator
Cash Seized in Operation Xcellerator Cash Seized in Operation Xcellerator Weapons seized in operation xcellerator
weapons seized in operation xcellerator

 

PROJECT CORONADO (Back to Top)
Five kilograms of cocaine seized in Dallas, Texas, July 2009 Five kilograms of cocaine seized in Dallas, Texas, July 2009
25 lbs of methamphetamine seizure in Laredo, Texas March 2009
54 kgs of cocaine seized in Boston, October 2009.
54 kgs of cocaine seized in Boston, October 2009. 54 kgs of cocaine seized in Boston, October 2009.
118 kilograms of cocaine seized in Dallas, Texas, January 2008. 118 kgs of cocaine seized in Dallas, Texas, January 2008 125 lbs of methamphetamine and guns
126 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine seized at the Falfurrias, Texas, U.S. Border Patrol Checkpoint, January 2009. A closer view of the 126 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine seized at the Falfurrias, Texas, U.S. Border Patrol Checkpoint, January 2009 $695,000 seized in Orange County, Calif., July 2009
$450,000 seized in Hillsboro, Texas, August 2009. jpg—Some of the 200 lbs of methamphetamine discovered in a conversion lab in Atlanta, Oct. 21, 2009. Graffiti in Atlanta, Ga.
Methamphetamine seized from a child’s lunch box in Riverside, Calif., September 2009. Methamphetamine seized from a child’s lunch box in Riverside, Calif., September 2009. 30 lbs methamphetamine, six kgs cocaine and seven weapons seized in Dallas, April 2009
$800,000 seized in Raleigh, NC, August 2008. 40 lbs of methamphetamine seized from a scooter at the San Diego, Calif., border, May 2009. Weapons seized along with 118 kgs of cocaine in Dallas, Texas, January 2008

 

 

2008 Major Operations

Arrest of Eduardo Arellano-Felix (Back to Top)
Eduardo Arellano-Felix after he was taken into custody. In addition to the weapons and cellphones pictured above, an armored vehicle was also seized at Arellano-Felix's hideout. One of the two handguns seized in the raid.
Eduardo Arellano-Felix after he was taken into custody.
In addition to the weapons and cellphones pictured above, an armored vehicle was also seized at Arellano-Felix's hideout.
One of the two handguns seized in the raid.

 

Major Gang Round-Up in Los Angeles (Back to Top)
Seized hashish outside of drug bunker. Seized hashish outside of drug bunker.
Seized hashish outside of drug bunker.
Seized hashish outside of drug bunker.
Seized hashish outside of drug bunker. Seized hashish outside of drug bunker.
  Major Gang Round-Up in Los Angeles  

 

OPERATION ALBATROSS (Back to Top)
Seized hashish outside of drug bunker. Afghan and DEA Special Agents destroying hashish bunkers.
Hashish being burned.
Seized hashish outside of drug bunker.
Afghan and DEA Special Agents destroying hashish bunkers. Hashish being burned.
Hashish located in underground bunkers. More hashish in underground bunkers. Hashish bunkers being destroyed.
Hashish located in underground bunkers. More hashish in underground bunkers. Hashish bunkers being destroyed.

 

OPERATION SUDDEN FALL (Back to Top)
Operation Sudden Fall Operation Sudden Fall
Operation Sudden Fall
Operation Sudden Fall
Operation Sudden Fall Operation Sudden Fall
Operation Sudden Fall
Operation Sudden Fall Operation Sudden Fall
Operation Sudden Fall
Operation Sudden Fall Operation Sudden Fall
Operation Sudden Fall
Operation Sudden Fall  

 

PROJECT RECKONING (Back to Top)
Seized in Project Reckoning. Seized in Project Reckoning.
Seized in Project Reckoning.
Seized in Project Reckoning.
Seized in Project Reckoning. Seized in Project Reckoning.
Seized in Project Reckoning. Seized in Project Reckoning. Seized in Project Reckoning.
Seized in Project Reckoning. Seized in Project Reckoning. Seized in Project Reckoning.
Seized in Project Reckoning. Seized in Project Reckoning. Seized in Project Reckoning.
Seized in Project Reckoning. Seized in Project Reckoning. Seized in Project Reckoning.
Seized in Project Reckoning. Seized in Project Reckoning. Seized in Project Reckoning.
Seized in Project Reckoning. Seized in Project Reckoning. Seized in Project Reckoning.

 

PROJECT RECKONING PHASE II (Back to Top)
blue barrels fighting pen rooster with leg band
rooster coops
rooster coop area
rooster with hens
black rooster with hens
rooster with hens
rooster crates
rooster with hens
rooster with hens
rooster with hens
aerial view of compound
boxes of cash
bag
rooster fighting shirt
collection of handguns
collection of rifles
chicken leg bands with knives
 El Paso Division - $2,697,028.00 seized on 10/28/05
 El Paso Division - 80 kilos of cocaine seized 11/6/06
El Paso Division - 1200lbs marijuana seized 12/21/06
 El Paso Division - 158 kilos of cocaine seized 8/8/07
New Orleans Division - Money seized in Jackson, MS
Dallas Division - Money seized in Tulsa, OK
Detroit Division - Weapons seized in London, KY
Detroit Division - Car seized in London, KY

 

 

2007 Major Operations

DEA/Coast Guard Record Cocaine Seizure (Back to Top)
DEA/Coast Guard Record Cocaine Seizure DEA/Coast Guard Record Cocaine Seizure
DEA/Coast Guard Record Cocaine Seizure
DEA/Coast Guard Record Cocaine Seizure
DEA/Coast Guard Record Cocaine Seizure DEA/Coast Guard Record Cocaine Seizure
DEA/Coast Guard Record Cocaine Seizure DEA/Coast Guard Record Cocaine Seizure  

 

Indoor Marijuana Grow in California (Back to Top)
Indoor Marijuana Grow in California Indoor Marijuana Grow in California
Indoor Marijuana Grow in California
Indoor Marijuana Grow in California
Indoor Marijuana Grow in California Indoor Marijuana Grow in California
Indoor Marijuana Grow in California Indoor Marijuana Grow in California  

 

Major Mexican Extradition (Back to Top)
Major Mexican Extradition Major Mexican Extradition Major Mexican Extradition
Major Mexican Extradition
Major Mexican Extradition
Major Mexican Extradition
Major Mexican Extradition Major Mexican Extradition Major Mexican Extradition
Major Mexican Extradition Major Mexican Extradition Major Mexican Extradition

 

Nogales Tunnel Seizures (Back to Top)
Nogales Tunnel Seizures Nogales Tunnel Seizures
Nogales Tunnel Seizures
Nogales Tunnel Seizures
Nogales Tunnel Seizures Nogales Tunnel Seizures

 

OPERATION ELIMINACION (Back to Top)
Operation Eliminacion Operation Eliminacion
Operation Eliminacion
Operation Eliminacion
Operation Eliminacion Operation Eliminacion
Operation Eliminacion Operation Eliminacion  

 

OPERATION FUNK 49 (Back to Top)
$645,000 US Currency 192.5 Pounds of Cocaine
36.5 Pounds of Meth
$1,390,965.00 US Currency
$433,180.00 US Currency $914,400.00 US Currency
153 Pounds of Cocaine
150 Pounds of Cocaine 854 Pounds of Cocaine
209 Pounds of Cocaine
$400,000.00 US Currency  

 

OPERATION IMPERIAL EMPEROR (Back to Top)
Traffickers attempted to conceal marijuana in this hidden compartment on the back of this flatbed truck. Opting for a more visible option, traffickers stuffed their marijuana in the backseat of this pick-up truck. Another view of the sand-bag bridge extending across the U.S.-Mexico border.
Traffickers attempted to conceal marijuana in this hidden compartment on the back of this flatbed truck.
Opting for a more visible option, traffickers stuffed their marijuana in the backseat of this pick-up truck.
Another view of the sand-bag bridge extending across the U.S.-Mexico border.
Traffickers constructed this sandbag bridge to transport drugs via vehicles across the U.S.-Mexico border. Almost $3.5 million of the more than $45 million in cash seized as part of Operation Imperial Emperor. Snare drums were used to conceal the illegal proceeds of drug trafficking.
Traffickers constructed this sandbag bridge to transport drugs via vehicles across the U.S.-Mexico border.
Almost $3.5 million of the more than $45 million in cash seized as part of Operation Imperial Emperor.
Snare drums were used to conceal the illegal proceeds of drug trafficking.
Cocaine recovered from a secret compartment in the roof of a tractor-trailer. Interior of tractor-trailer where secret compartment (above ladder) was discovered. Operation Imperial Emperor had an impact across the United States.
Cocaine recovered from a secret compartment in the roof of a tractor-trailer.
Interior of tractor-trailer where secret compartment (above ladder) was discovered.
Operation Imperial Emperor had an impact across the United States.

 

OPERATION RAW DEAL (Back to Top)
Operation Raw Deal Operation Raw Deal
Operation Raw Deal
Operation Raw Deal
Operation Raw Deal Operation Raw Deal
Operation Raw Deal
Operation Raw Deal Operation Raw Deal
Operation Raw Deal
Operation Raw Deal Operation Raw Deal
Operation Raw Deal
Operation Raw Deal Operation Raw Deal
Operation Raw Deal
Operation Raw Deal Operation Raw Deal
Operation Raw Deal
Operation Raw Deal Operation Raw Deal

 

$205 Million Mexican Cash Seizure (Back to Top)
$205 Million Cash Seized in Operation $205 Cash and weapons Seized
Cash Hidden in Closet
Table filled with $205 seized drug money
Residence where cash was seized.

 


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