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YEAR IN PHOTOS 2012

January 2012

  • Oscar Martinez-Hernandez is escorted by federal agents after being returned to the United States from Venezuela.Oscar Martinez-Hernandez is escorted by federal agents after being returned to the United States from Venezuela.
  • L to R: DEA Acting SAC Pedro Janer, FBI SAC Joseph Campbell and USM Orlando Rivera.  Acting SAC Janer addresses the media during a press conference following the return of Martinez-Herandez from Venezuela. L to R: DEA Acting SAC Pedro Janer, FBI SAC Joseph Campbell and USM Orlando Rivera. Acting SAC Janer addresses the media during a press conference following the return of Martinez-Herandez from Venezuela.
  • L-R: PRPD Superintendent Emilio Diaz Colon, AUSA Jose Capo, DEA Acting Special Agent in Charge Pedro Janer, U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodriguez-Velez, and AUSAs Sean Torriente, Brian Kidd and Timothy Henwood. U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodriguez-Velez announced the indictment of five individuals as a result of an investigation by DEA. L-R: PRPD Superintendent Emilio Diaz Colon, AUSA Jose Capo, DEA Acting Special Agent in Charge Pedro Janer, U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodriguez-Velez, and AUSAs Sean Torriente, Brian Kidd and Timothy Henwood. U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodriguez-Velez announced the indictment of five individuals as a result of an investigation by DEA.
  • DEA Acting Special Agent in Charge Pedro Janer answers questions for the media during a press conference held for Operation Tough Karma.DEA Acting Special Agent in Charge Pedro Janer answers questions for the media during a press conference held for Operation Tough Karma.
  • DEA New Jersey Field Division Special Agent in Charge Brian Crowell, at podium, delivers an opening statement at the press conference. DEA New Jersey Field Division Special Agent in Charge Brian Crowell, at podium, delivers an opening statement at the press conference.
  • Mrs. Meg Dupont-Parisi of Mothers Against Prescription Drug Abuse, at podium, provides remarks on behalf of her organization. Mrs. Meg Dupont-Parisi of Mothers Against Prescription Drug Abuse, at podium, provides remarks on behalf of her organization.
  • >Drug Traffickers Used Belly-Dump Trailers to Smuggle Multiple Loads of Cocaine and Marijuana.Drug Traffickers Used Belly-Dump Trailers to Smuggle Multiple Loads of Cocaine and Marijuana.
  • Multi-Million Dollar Haul of Cocaine From Mexican Cartel.Multi-Million Dollar Haul of Cocaine From Mexican Cartel
  • Seattle Division Methamphetamine seizure. Seattle Division Methamphetamine seizure.

February 2012

  • DEA Special Agent in Charge Barbra Roach addressing media during press conference. 
DEA Special Agent in Charge Barbra Roach addressing media during press conference.
  • $339,370 in drug proceeds seized. $339,370 in drug proceeds seized.
  • Ten kilos of cocaine seized.Ten kilos of cocaine seized.
  • DEA Chicago SAC Jack Riley (at podium) is joined by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Superintendent Garry McCarthy, and community, law enforcement, and elected officials as they announce a new partnership to reduce drug violence in Chicago.DEA Chicago SAC Jack Riley (at podium) is joined by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Superintendent Garry McCarthy, and community, law enforcement, and elected officials as they announce a new partnership to reduce drug violence in Chicago.
  • Bundles of marijuana seized during the operation. Bundles of marijuana seized during the operation.
  • Bundles of marijuana seized during the operation.Bundles of marijuana seized during the operation.

March 2012

  • R-L: DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart meets with Fernando Wong of Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office, Mexico’s Chief of Police Maribel Cervantes, and Mexico’s Attorney General Marisela Morales in Los Angeles.  R-L: DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart meets with Fernando Wong of Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office, Mexico’s Chief of Police Maribel Cervantes, and Mexico’s Attorney General Marisela Morales in Los Angeles.
  • Drugs and cash seized as part of an eight month multi-agency law enforcement investigation dubbed, Operation Smoke in Glass.Drugs and cash seized as part of an eight month multi-agency law enforcement investigation dubbed, Operation Smoke in Glass.
  • Drugs and cash seized as part of an eight month multi-agency law enforcement investigation dubbed, Operation Smoke in Glass.Drugs and cash seized as part of an eight month multi-agency law enforcement investigation dubbed, Operation Smoke in Glass.
  • Drugs and cash seized as part of an eight month multi-agency law enforcement investigation dubbed, Operation Smoke in Glass.DEA New Drugs and cash seized as part of an eight month multi-agency law enforcement investigation dubbed, Operation Smoke in Glass.
  • 15.4 pounds of crystal methamphetamine seized by DEA. The methamphetamine was concealed in hidden compartment in the undercarriage of the Acura MDX. 15.4 pounds of crystal meth seized by DEA. The meth was concealed in hidden compartment in the undercarriage of the Acura MDX.
  • Large chards of crystal methamphetamine seized by DEA.Large chards of crystal methamphetamine seized by DEA.
  • L to R: PRPD Superintendent Emilio Diaz-Colon, A/SAC Pedro Janer, AUSAs Jose Capo, Teresa Zapata and Olga Castellon. Acting Special Agent in Charge Pedro Janer addresses the media in Ponce, PR following the takedown in Operation Jamaqueando El Tronco.L to R: PRPD Superintendent Emilio Diaz-Colon, A/SAC Pedro Janer, AUSAs Jose Capo, Teresa Zapata and Olga Castellon. Acting Special Agent in Charge Pedro Janer addresses the media in Ponce, PR following the takedown in Operation Jamaqueando El Tronco.
  • Seized marijuana from residential search warrant.Seized marijuana from residential search warrant.
  • Seized custom Chevy Camaro.Seized custom Chevy Camaro.
  • 83 pounds of seized methamphetamine. 83 pounds of seized methamphetamine.

April 2012

  • DEA Agent Arrests TSA Agent.DEA Agent Arrests TSA Agent.
  • DEA-El Paso Division Special Agent in Charge Joseph Arabit Announces Indictments Against Sinaloa Cartel Leaders.DEA-El Paso Division Special Agent in Charge Joseph Arabit Announces Indictments Against Sinaloa Cartel Leaders.
  • Prescription Drug Summit Attendees.Prescription Drug Summit Attendees.
  • United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey Paul J. Fishman.United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey Paul J. Fishman.
  • Attorney General for the State of New Jersey Jeffrey S. Chiesa.Attorney General for the State of New Jersey Jeffrey S. Chiesa.
  • Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Diversion Control, Joseph Rannazzisi during his presentation of Trafficking and Abuse Trends.Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Diversion Control, Joseph Rannazzisi during his presentation of Trafficking and Abuse Trends.
  • Surveillance Footage from Woody Toys.Surveillance Footage from Woody Toys.

May 2012

  • DEA Caribbean Division Acting Special Agent in Charge Pedro Janer addresses press conference.DEA Caribbean Division Acting Special Agent in Charge Pedro Janer addresses press conference.
  • 1,288 kilograms of cocaine seized by DEA.1,288 kilograms of cocaine seized by DEA.
  • Acting Special Agent in Charge Pedro Janer at Operation Caribbean Highway Press Conference. Acting Special Agent in Charge Pedro Janer at Operation Caribbean Highway Press Conference.
  • Denver DEA Special Agent Barbara Roach at Press Conference.Denver DEA Special Agent Barbara Roach at Press Conference.
  • Promethazine with Codeine seized during a search warrant.Promethazine with Codeine seized during a search warrant.
  • L-R Press Conference: Harhan PD Chief Matt Dickenson; New Orleans PD Deputy Superintendent Daryl Albert; DEA Special Agent in Charge Jimmy S. Fox III; Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizarro Jr.; Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Norman; St. Bernard’s Parish Sheriff James Pohlmann.L-R Press Conference: Harhan PD Chief Matt Dickenson; New Orleans PD Deputy Superintendent Daryl Albert; DEA Special Agent in Charge Jimmy S. Fox III; Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizarro Jr.; Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Norman; St. Bernard’s Parish Sheriff James Pohlmann.
  • Various narcotics seized during a search warrant Various narcotics seized during a search warrant.
  • Vehicles seized from Bledson Drug Trafficking Organization.Vehicles seized from Bledson Drug Trafficking Organization.

June 2012

  • (L-R) Colombian National Police Chief General Oscar Naranjo, DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart; Mexico President Felipe Calderon, Secretary General of INTERPOL Ronald Noble, Former Commissioner General of Information, Spanish National Police Jesus de la Morena, Mexican Secretary of Public Security Genaro Garcia Luna.(L-R) Colombian National Police Chief General Oscar Naranjo, DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart; Mexico President Felipe Calderon, Secretary General of INTERPOL Ronald Noble, Former Commissioner General of Information, Spanish National Police Jesus de la Morena, Mexican Secretary of Public Security Genaro Garcia Luna.
  • Mexico President Felipe Calderon presents The Merit of Honor Award to DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart.Mexico President Felipe Calderon presents The Merit of Honor Award to DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart.
  • DEA Deputy Administrator Thomas M. Harrigan Speaks at Press Conference.DEA Deputy Administrator Thomas M. Harrigan Speaks at Press Conference.
  • Defendant being escorted out of airport.Defendant being escorted out of airport.
  • Haji Bagcho.Haji Bagcho.
  • Heroin from Bagcho Operations.Heroin from Bagcho Operations.
  • Six kilograms of methamphetamine seized from spare tire.Six kilograms of methamphetamine seized from spare tire.

July 2012

  • Bundles of marijuana found in a residence in TucsonBundles of marijuana found in a residence in Tucson
  • Bundles of marijuana found in a residence in Tucson.Bundles of marijuana found in a residence in Tucson.
  • Cessna Aircraft seized during an investigation.Cessna Aircraft seized during an investigation.
  • L-R: David B. Webb, U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, George C. Venizelos, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Philadelphia FBI Division, Seth Williams, Philadelphia District Attorney, Vito S. Guarino, Acting Special Agent-in-Charge of the DEA Philadelphia Division, Sheree L. Mixell, Special Agent-in-Charge for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Charles Ramsey, Philadelphia Police Commissioner, Michael Nutter, Mayor of Philadelphia (Podium), Eric Holder, United States Attorney General, Zane D. Memeger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
L-R: David B. Webb, U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, George C. Venizelos, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Philadelphia FBI Division, Seth Williams, Philadelphia District Attorney, Vito S. Guarino, Acting Special Agent-in-Charge of the DEA Philadelphia Division, Sheree L. Mixell, Special Agent-in-Charge for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Charles Ramsey, Philadelphia Police Commissioner, Michael Nutter, Mayor of Philadelphia (Podium), Eric Holder, United States Attorney General, Zane D. Memeger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
  • “K2” and “Spice” products. “K2” and “Spice” products.
  • Bath Salts” products sold as Amped Up. “Bath Salts” products sold as Amped Up.
  • Containers of “Spice” labeled as Mary Jane, Private Reserve.Containers of “Spice” labeled as Mary Jane, Private Reserve.
  • Vials of Bath Salts.Vials of Bath Salts.
  • Box of Bath Salts.Box of Bath Salts.
  • Truck containing the bulk of the 41,000 plants.Truck containing the bulk of the 41,000 plants.

August 2012

  • DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart and Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez.DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart and Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez.
  • DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart is awarded the Order of Merit by Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez.DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart is awarded the Order of Merit by Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez.
  • DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart and Mexican Attorney General Marisela Morales Ibáñez sign the memorandum of cooperation Aug. 23. DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart and Mexican Attorney General Marisela Morales Ibáñez sign the memorandum of cooperation Aug. 23.
  • DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart and Mexican Attorney General Marisela Morales Ibáñez sign the memorandum of cooperation Aug. 23. DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart and Mexican Attorney General Marisela Morales Ibáñez sign the memorandum of cooperation Aug. 23.
  • Memorandum of cooperation (MOC) between the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and the Government of Mexico.Memorandum of cooperation (MOC) between the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and the Government of Mexico.
  • L-R: General Commissioner of the Mexican Federal Police Maribel Cervantes Guerrero, Mexican Attorney General Marisela Morales Ibáñez and DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart meet to sign the MOC. L-R: General Commissioner of the Mexican Federal Police Maribel Cervantes Guerrero, Mexican Attorney General Marisela Morales Ibáñez and DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart meet to sign the MOC.
  • General Commissioner of the Mexican Federal Police Maribel Cervantes Guerrero and Mexican Attorney General Marisela Morales Ibáñez. General Commissioner of the Mexican Federal Police Maribel Cervantes Guerrero and Mexican Attorney General Marisela Morales Ibáñez.
  • General Commissioner of the Mexican Federal Police Maribel Cervantes Guerrero and Mexican Attorney General Marisela Morales Ibáñez. General Commissioner of the Mexican Federal Police Maribel Cervantes Guerrero and Mexican Attorney General Marisela Morales Ibáñez.
  • Eduardo Arellano-Felix arrives in San Diego on August 31, 2012 escorted by DEA and US Marshals Service.Eduardo Arellano-Felix arrives in San Diego on August 31, 2012 escorted by DEA and US Marshals Service.
  • Special Agent in Charge Joseph Arabit addressing the media at the Press Conference.Special Agent in Charge Joseph Arabit addressing the media at the Press Conference.

September 2012

  • Seized Heroin being crushed down from kilo/rock form to powder.Seized Heroin being crushed down from kilo/rock form to powder.
  • Broken up kilos that were going to be 'blended'.Broken up kilos that were going to be 'blended'.

October 2012

  • Eradicated Marijuana plants.Eradicated Marijuana plants.
  • Irrigation drip system.Irrigation drip system.
  • Eradicated Marijuana plants.Eradicated Marijuana plants.
  • Eradicated Marijuana plants. Eradicated Marijuana plants.

December 2012

  • Drug packaging in the shape of shoe insoles.Drug packaging in the shape of shoe insoles.
  • SAC Mark R.Trouville and Deputy SAC Randall Bohman along with the men and women of the DEA Miami office loaded up a truck with approximately 550 toys collected from this year’s annual toy drive to be delivered to the three adopted elementary schools in Broward County. SAC Mark R.Trouville and Deputy SAC Randall Bohman along with the men and women of the DEA Miami office loaded up a truck with approximately 550 toys collected from this year’s annual toy drive to be delivered to the three adopted elementary schools in Broward County.
  • Santa came to deliver gifts at Lauderhill Paul Turner Elementary School.  Each child’s name was called up one by one to get a gift from Santa. Santa came to deliver gifts at Lauderhill Paul Turner Elementary School. Each child’s name was called up one by one to get a gift from Santa.
  • “Lite Brite” Toy in Box utilized to smuggle three kilograms of cocaine through Philadelphia International Airport.“Lite Brite” Toy in Box utilized to smuggle three kilograms of cocaine through Philadelphia International Airport.
  • Close-up of “Lite Brite” toy containing 1 kilogram of cocaine.Close-up of “Lite Brite” toy containing 1 kilogram of cocaine.
  • Canine “Kirby” alerting to luggage containing the drugs.Canine “Kirby” alerting to luggage containing the drugs.
  • 24 kilograms of cocaine seized by DEA and ICE at PHL concealed in two separate suitcases.24 kilograms of cocaine seized by DEA and ICE at PHL concealed in two separate suitcases.
  • 24 kilograms of cocaine seized by DEA and ICE at PHL concealed in two separate suitcases24 kilograms of cocaine seized by DEA and ICE at PHL concealed in two separate suitcases
  • K9 Officer Christine Kelliher and Kirby and Tpr Ryan Trego and drug canine “Vinny” assisted in the drug seizure. K9 Officer Christine Kelliher and Kirby and Tpr Ryan Trego and drug canine “Vinny” assisted in the drug seizure.
  • DEA Philadelphia Agents and Task Force Officers search the luggage and find twelve (12) kilograms of cocaine.DEA Philadelphia Agents and Task Force Officers search the luggage and find twelve (12) kilograms of cocaine.

 

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