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TOP STORIES 2009
DEC 18 Three Al Qaeda Associates Arrested on Drug and Terrorism Charges
DEC 17 Statement from DEA Acting Administrator Michele M. Leonhart on the Death of Mexican Drug Cartel Leader Arturo Beltran-Leyva
DEC 17 Leaders of Colombian Narco-Terrorist Organization Plead Guilty in U.S. District Court to Conspiring to Import Tons of Cocaine into the United States
DEC 11 Large Scale Cocaine Trafficker Sentenced to Life in Prison for Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering
DEC 11 Member of Mexican Drug Organization Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to 30 Years in Prison for Murder
DEC 04 Three Farc Members Arrested and Charged with Hostage-Taking of U.S. Citizen
DEC 02 U.S., Mexican Authorities Investigating Cross-Border Tunnel
NOV 24 Alleged La Familia Mexican Drug Cartel Members and Associates Indicted in Federal Court
NOV 18 Thousands of New Jersey Residents Prescribe to Operation Medicine Cabinet 
NOV 17 DEA Honored by Anti-Defamation League
OCT 29 DEA Remembers Its Fallen Heroes
OCT 27 DEA Identifies Special Agent Casualties
OCT 22 DEA Announces Largest Single U.S. Strike Against Mexican Drug Cartels
OCT 22 DEA Statement on New Department of Justice Marijuana Guidelines
OCT 21 AZ: DEA Kicks-Off Red Ribbon Campaign
OCT 20 DEA Kicks-Off Red Ribbon Campaign
OCT 15 Steroid Manufacturing Ring Busted
OCT 06 Three Charged in Massive Heroin Distribution Case
OCT 06 Georgetown Man Admits to Shooting Men He Believed Were Federal Informants
OCT 02 65 Members of the Angel Ayala Vazquez Drug Trafficking Organization Indicted
OCT 01 Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Attorney, and Other Federal and Local Officials Unveil New OCDETF Strike Force Site, Highlight Successes of Phoenix Operation
SEP 29 DEA Official Testifies to U.S. Senate on Steroids and Health Supplements
SEP 29 Colombian Narcotics Trafficker Planning Airdrop of Cocaine Arrives in New York from Dominican Republic
SEP 28 Manhattan U.S. Attorney Charges Members and Associates of Colombian Guerilla Front with Terrorism and Hostage-Taking of U.S. Citizen
SEP 24 Multi-Stakeholder Initiative Reduces Methadone- Associated Deaths
SEP 22 DEA, Partners Attack Notorious L.A. Avenues Gang
SEP 22 DEA Busts Puerto Rico's Top Drug Trafficker
SEP 10 Former Owner of Chilean Financial Services Company Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court for Violating U.S. Anti-Money Laundering Law
SEP 04 Drug Enforcement Administration Extradites Danish Woman, First Dane Extradited to the United States
SEP 03 Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Extradition of Leader of International Drug-Trafficking and Money Laundering Organization
AUG 28 Michael Jackson Death Investigation Update
AUG 28 14,500 Marijuana Plants Seized in Pike National Forest Near Deckers
AUG 20 Ten Alleged Mexican Drug Cartel Leaders Among 043 Defendants Indicted in Brooklyn and Chicago as Part of Coordinated Strike Against Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations
AUG 19 Manhattan U.S. Attorney Charges International Arms Trafficker with Narco Terrorism Conspiracy
AUG 19 Grand Jury Charges Two Houston Area Doctors with 35 More Counts of Illegally Distribute Narcotics, Medicare/Medicaid Fraud and Money Laundering
AUG 11 Leader of Colombian Drug Cartel and Former FBI Top-Ten Fugitive Pleads Guilty to Drug, Murder and Racketeering Charges
AUG 03 DEA Announces Arrest of Top La Familia Cartel Member
JUL 23 New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty to Murder of DEA Agent
JUL 21 Fifteen Arrested on Drug Charges in St. Louis Area
JUL 20 Alleged Mexican Cartel Leaders, Associates Targeted in Newest Effort to Combat Drug Trafficking Organizations
JUL 17 Leader of Colombian Narco-Terrorist Group Extradited to United States on Cocaine Importation Charges
JUL 15 Attorney General Holder Announces $8.7 Million in Recovery Act Grants to Support Law Enforcement Efforts on the Southwest Border
JUL 14 Physician Accused of Multiple Crimes in Massive Prescription Drug Case
JUL 07 International Drug Ring Charged
JUL 06 $30 Million Worth of Heroin Seized in the Bronx Traffickers Concealed Heroin Bags in "Build-A-Bear" Toys: 12 Arrested
JUL 02 Puget Sound Mexican Drug Ring Dismantled
JUL 01 Caribbean Corridor Strike Force Seizes Approximately $8.5 Million in Cash, Arrests Four Colombians
JUN 29 Alleged Afghan Narcotics Trafficker Ordered Detained Pending Trial on U.S. Drug Charges
JUN 26 Five Indicted for Plot to Murder U.S. Agent in Colombia
JUN 25 DEA Response to UNODC World Drug Report 2009
JUN 19 Large Scale Cocaine Trafficker Found Guilty of Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering
JUN 18 ICE and DEA Strengthen Partnership to Fight Drug Trafficking
JUN 12 Five Arrested in Plot to Murder U.S. Federal Agent in Colombia
JUN 03 Southern California Doctor Pleads Guilty to Steroid Distribution, HGH Importation, and Money Laundering
MAY 28 73 Arrested in Texas Steroid Bust
MAY 21 Massive Racketeering Case Targets Gang that Controlled Criminal Activity in Los Angeles Area Community
MAY 20 Prescription Opioid-related Deaths Increased 114 Percent from 2001 to 2005, Treatment Admissions Up 074 Percent in Similar Period; YOung Adults Hardest Hit
MAY 19 NYPD Officer Arrested in Plot to Rob Manhattan Apartment to Obtain Hidden Drug Money
MAY 18 National Assessment Finds Deaths and Treatment Admissions Involving Controlled Prescription Medications Increasing
MAY 15 Seattle Nurse Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Theft and Diversion of Controlled Substances
MAY 08 30 Arrested in Joint Operation in Puerto Rico
MAY 08 Doctor Guilty of Federal Drug Trafficking Charges for Writing Oxycodone Prescriptions for Cash
MAY 05 Drug-Dealing Victim of Hostage-Taking Sentenced to Nearly 04 Years in Prison
MAY 04 Ohio Pharmaceutical Wholesaler Agrees to Pay $500,000 in Civil Settlement for Supplying Internet Pharmacies
APR 30 Top Taliban Associate and Former Mujahideen Warlord Sentenced to Life in Prison on Heroin Trafficking Charges
APR 28 Employees of Self Proclaimed "Prince of Pot" Plead Guilty
APR 27 Two Former Glasgow Police Dept. Majors Plead Guilty
APR 22 United States Announces Historic Transfer of Defendants from Sierra Leone to Face Cocaine Importation Charges
APR 16 24 Individuals Associated with the "Black Guerilla Family" Gang Indicted on Federal Drug and Gun Charges
APR 16 Drug Trafficker Pleads Guilty to Murder of Member of Mexican Cocaine Trafficking Organization
APR 13 New Rules Governing Internet Pharmacies Go Into Effect TODAY
APR 09 DEA Task Force Targets Lancaster Street Gang
APR 01 Cocaine To Go - Bronx Pizza Parlor Delivers Narcotics
MAR 27 Operation Shop-A-Doc Nets 17 Arrests in New Orleans
MAR 24 Department of Justice Announces Resources for Fight Against Mexican Drug Cartels
MAR 23 Kidnappers of Drug Dealer Plead Guilty
MAR 19 U.S. Announces Indictment of Heads of Colombia's D.M.G. Group for Money Laundering
MAR 18 Associate of International Arms Dealer Monzer Al Kassar Found Guilty of Terrorism Offenses
MAR 18 Two Mexican Nationals Plead Guilty to Cocaine Conspiracy
MAR 13 Charges Filed in Anna Nicole Smith Case
MAR 05 Colombian Paramilitary Leader Extradited to The United States to Face U.S. Drug Charges
MAR 04 New York Correction Officer Arrested; Agreed to Transport 15 Kilograms of Cocaine
FEB 25 Hundreds of Alleged Sinaloa Cartel Members and Associates Arrested in Nationwide Takedown of Mexican Drug Traffickers
FEB 25 International Arms Trafficker Monzer Al Kassar and Associate Sentenced on Terrorism Charges
FEB 20 New Rochelle Man Charged with Possession of Steroids and Assault on Federal Authorities
FEB 11 DEA Launches New Educational Website for Parents
FEB 05 Two Assistant Police Chiefs in Kentucky Arrested on Prescription Drug Charges
FEB 03 Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. Upon Being Sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden
JAN 27 "DEA" Hits the Streets of New Jersey for Second Season
JAN 22 Twelve Indicted in Nationwide Anabolic Steroids Probe
JAN 12 Rite Aid Corp and Subsidiaries Agree to Pay $5 Million in Civil Penalties to Resolve Violations in Eight States of the Controlled Substances Act

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