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TOP STORIES 2007
DEC 27 Drug Enforcement Administration to Hire 200 Special Agents
DEC 14 Four Members of International Khat Trafficking Ring Found Guilty In Manhattan Federal Court
DEC 14 United States Announces Historic Extradition of Iranian Heroin Trafficker To New York
DEC 11 Mexican-Based International Drug Trafficking Organization Takes Big Hit in US
DEC 06 Three-Year Undercover Investigation Leads to Nationwide Drug Bust, More Than 100 Charged Prosecutors Say San Diego Was Operation’s “Ground Zero”
DEC 06 Violent Colombian Drug Kingpin Convicted For Importing Thousands Of Kilograms Of Cocaine Into The United States From Colombia
DEC 05 DEA, IRS, NJSP & Newark Police Department, Execute Operation: “Follow The Money”
DEC 04 Massachusetts State Trooper Charged with Cocaine Distribution
DEC 04 Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances: Addressing Health Care and Law Enforcement Priorities
DEC 03 $2 Million of LSD Seized by DEA
NOV 28 U.S. Arrests Colombian Police Officers And Airline Employees For Facilitating Shipments Of Heroin On Commercial Flights Into New York City
NOV 20 Drug Kingpin Pleads Guilty to Drug and Money Laundering Charges
NOV 08 White House Drug Czar, DEA Administrator Release New Data Showing Significant Disruptions in U.S. Cocaine and Methamphetamine Markets
NOV 08 New Data Show Significant Disruptions In U.S. Methamphetamine, Cocaine Markets Price Of Meth Soars 073 Percent; Purity Down By Nearly A Third
NOV 07 Afghan National Arraigned on Drug Charges
NOV 06 Former Leader of Arellano-Felix Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced to Life in Prison
NOV 05 DEA Prescription Drug Abuse Exhibit "Good Medicine, Bad Behavior: Drug Diversion in America"
NOV 01 DEA Announces Marijuana Bust In Tonto National Forest
OCT 29 DEA to Host Prescription Drug Abuse Symposium “Good Medicine, Bad Behavior: Drug Diversion in America”
OCT 24 DEA Providing Assistance to California Firefighting Effort
OCT 22 Statement of Administrator Karen P. Tandy on Retirement from the Drug Enforcement Administration
OCT 22 U.S. Announces Extradition of High-Ranking Member of Mexican Drug-Trafficking Organization
OCT 16 United States Announces First Extraditions from Romania on Terrorism Charges
OCT 16 18 Defendants, Including 10 JFK Airport Employees, Charged in International Drug Smuggling and Distribution Schemes
OCT 15 Five Indiana Men Indicted in Alleged Marijuana Conspiracy
OCT 05 Heroin Kingpin Sentenced In Manhattan Federal Court To Over 15 Years In Prison
SEP 24 DEA Announces Largest Steroid Enforcement Action in U.S. History
SEP 18 Union Bank of CA Enters into Deferred Prosecution Agreement and Forfeits $55 Million to Resolve Money Laundering and Bank Secrecy Act Violations
SEP 18 Leader and Senior Lieutenant of Arellano-Felix Organization Plead Guilty to Criminal Charges
SEP 13 DEA New Jersey Division Hosts First State-Wide Pharmaceutical Diversion Investigative Training Seminar
SEP 06 DEA Arrests Doctor and Pharmacists For Conspiracy To Possess With Intent To Distribute and Dispense Oxycodone and Alprazolam
AUG 31 U.S. Military Officer Sentenced to Over 17 Years in Prison for Importing Ecstasy on U.S. Air Force Aircraft
AUG 30 Three California Marijuana Distribution Centers Shut Down
AUG 23 Multi-Agency Operation Results in Over $5 Million in Cash Seizures
AUG 16 Locally, Operation Puma Has Seized 277 Kilograms of Cocaine, 0900 Pounds of Marijuana, and Nearly $2,500,000 in U.S. Currency
AUG 16 International Team of Agencies Seize Over 20 Tons of Marijuana and $7 Million in Assets from Mexican-based Organization
AUG 14 "Hooked on Ponics" Investigation Leads to Dismantling of Marijuana Grow House Operation
AUG 06 American Express Bank International Enters Into Deferred Prosecution Agreement and Forfeits $55 Million to Resolve Money Laundering and Bank Secrecy Act Violations
AUG 01 88 Doctors Charged in Connection with False Passing Scores in Puerto Rico Medical Bar Test
JUL 31 Two Mexican Nationals Sentenced to 35 Years Each for Leading Vast Drug Conspiracy
JUL 27 Peruvian Kingpin and His Wife Indicted
JUL 25 Nature Preserve Eradicated
JUL 24 Mexican Fugitive and Co-Conspirator Arrested on U.S. Drug, Money Laundering Charges
JUL 20 Leader of Norte Valle Colombian Drug Cartel Extradited To United States
JUL 19 Global Investigation Leads to Extradition of Dominican Drug Trafficker
JUL 17 Local Marijuana Dispensary Operators Indicted on Drug Trafficking Charges
JUL 17 Round Two: Second Search Warrant Served at Bakersfield Marijuana Distribution Center
JUL 12 Cross-Border Tunnel Discovered In Nogales
JUL 12 Statement of Joseph T. Rannazzisi Deputy Assistant Administrator Office of Diversion Control Drug Enforcement Administration United States Department of Justice
JUL 12 22 Arrested In Methamphetamine Conspiracy
JUL 10 Long Island Co. Pays $800k for Failing To Report Suspicious Orders To Web Pharmacies
JUL 02 Doctor Charged with Illegal Drug Distribution
JUN 29 Probe By DEA and ICE Leads To Discovery of Cross-Border Drug Tunnel in Nogales
JUN 27 Three Members of International Khat Trafficking Ring Convicted
JUN 26 Last of 15 Defendants in International Heroin Ring Pleads Guilty to Narcotics Trafficking and Firearms Offenses
JUN 21 DEA Arrests Owner of Trim Tech Labs, Inc. in Puerto Rico
JUN 20 DEA Arrests Salt Lake City Ecstasy Distribution Organization
JUN 18 Colombian Drug Kingpin Found Guilty
JUN 12 Operation Fowl Play
JUN 08 DEA Investigation Nets International Arms Dealer With Ties To Terrorist Organizations
JUN 07 16 Arrests In Prescription Drug Trafficking Organization
JUN 06 Nine Defendants in Vicksburg Charged with Crack Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy
JUN 04 DEA New Jersey Holds Meth Safety Seminar at FDU
JUN 01 Operation Pill Crusher Nets 10 Arrests
MAY 23 Baby Blankets Used To Hide Heroin
MAY 23 Operation “High Roller” Takes Down Milwaukee Cocaine Distribution Ring
MAY 21 Oakland Landlord Sentenced for Allowing Marijuana to be Grown on Multiple Commercial Properties
MAY 17 Treasury Identifies Financial Network of Ismael Zambada Garcia
MAY 16 DEA Official Testifies Before Senate About Rogue Internet Pharmacies
MAY 14 Operation GhostRider Nets 28 Arrests, Gang Targeted
MAY 11 United States Announces Arrest of Taliban-Linked Afghan Heroin Trafficker On Charges of Conspiring To Import Millions of Dollars Worth Of Heroin
MAY 11 Cali Cartel Front Man Pleads Guilty and Is Sentenced On Money Laundering Charges
MAY 08 Karen P. Tandy, IDEC XXV Opening Remarks, Hotel Auditorium Madrid, Madrid, Spain
MAY 08 Multi-Million Dollar International Internet Based Sports Betting and Gambling Enterprise Taken Down
MAY 04 U.S. Seizes Over $5.6 Million From Dubai-Based Money Launderer
MAY 04 Major Drug Trafficker Connected To Black Mafia Family (BMF) Gets Life Sentence
MAY 03 Survey Shows DEA a Government Leader; Great Place to Work
APR 27 Two Tijuana Cartel Figures Plead Guilty
APR 27 DEA Takes Part In Major Gang Round-Up In Denver
APR 25 Operation King & His Court Nets 21 Arrests in NJ
APR 18 Mexican Meth Distribution Network Dismantled
APR 18 Cocaine Cowboys-Rounded Up At Last
APR 16 El Paso Marijuana Trafficker Receives Life in Federal Prison
APR 12 Seven College Students In VA Arrested On Drug Distribution Charges
APR 09 Marijuana Grow Operation Found in Manhattan Apartment
APR 06 Ecuadorian National Charged With Attempting To Kill A DEA Agent Extradited To The U.S. From Colombia
APR 05 Routine Cleaning: DEA Arrests Dental Office Manager
APR 04 DEA Seizes Operational GHB Lab in Newport Beach, California
APR 04 25th-Annual IDEC to be held in Spain
APR 03 New Photos Show Sophistication of Indoor Marijuana Grow in California
MAR 30 First Arrest In The Nation For Violating The Combat Methamphetamine Act
MAR 26 Over $5 Million in Forfeited Drug Proceeds Distributed to State and Local Law Enforcement in Indiana
MAR 22 Pharmacy Ring Busted
MAR 21 DEA, Coast Guard Make Record Maritime Cocaine Seizure
MAR 20 Statement by Administrator Karen P. Tandy on Two Hundred and Seven Million in Drug Money Seized in Mexico City
MAR 06 DEA Arrests Lead To Largest Ever Meth Seizure In NJ
FEB 28 Sandbagged! DEA Case Nets 0400 Arrests, $45 Million and 18 Tons of Drugs
FEB 22 Successes in the Fight Against Drugs
FEB 22 Detroit Man Sentenced To 30 Years In Fentanyl-Laced Heroin Deaths
FEB 15 Drug Impostor Nabbed
FEB 15 Over $18 Million In Forfeited Drug Proceeds Distributed To Federal, State And Local Law Enforcement In New York In 2006
FEB 09 Chicago Target America Exhibit Now at Navy Pier
FEB 07 International Law Enforcement Summit on Transnational Gangs
FEB 02 Arrests Made In International Drug Distribution Conspiracy
FEB 01 Colombian Cocaine Kingpin Sentenced to 040 Years in Prison
JAN 31 Pharmacy In Kenner, LA Closed, Two Arrested
JAN 30 U.K. Couple Face Extradition for Supplying Chemicals to U.S. Meth Labs
JAN 30 DEA Announces First 2007 Meth Lab Seizure in New York
JAN 29 Seven Doctors Indicted in Puerto Rico
JAN 25 Attorney General Gonzales Announces Additional Federal Law Enforcement Resources To Fight Violent Crime In New Orleans
JAN 22 Extradition of 15 Mexican Criminals
JAN 22 Brothers Indicted After 21 Lb. Seizure of Meth
JAN 17 11 Search Warrants Served at Marijuana Distribution Centers
JAN 17 Israeli Drug Trafficker Pleads Guilty
JAN 08 Second Significant Sentence Handed Down in "Operation Director's Cut"

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