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TOP STORIES 2010
DEC 22 Michele M. Leonhart Confirmed by Senate as DEA Administrator
DEC 16 Federal Officer Indicted with 13 Others for Smuggling Guns and Money in the Airport
DEC 15 Three Defendants Facing Federal Drug Charges in Chicago Among 15 Extradited From Mexico in Past Week
DEC 11 Three DEA El Paso Fugitives Extradited from Mexico
DEC 09 Leader of Colombian Drug Trafficking Organization and Associate Found Guilty of Conspiring to Import Multiple Tons of Cocaine into the United States
DEC 02 Boston Man Found Guilty by a Jury of Attempted Murder of a DEA Informant
DEC 01 Nine Houston Residents Arrested in Largest PCP Seizure in DEA History
NOV 30 Narcotics Task Force Announces Marijuana Seizures
NOV 26 Discovery of 2nd Major San Diego-Area Cross-Border Drug Tunnel Leads to 08 Arrests, Seizure of More Than 20 Tons of Marijuana
NOV 24 DEA Moves to Emergency Control Synthetic Marijuana
NOV 22 Retired Chicago Police Officer Indicted in Rico Conspiracy with Members of Alleged Drug Distribution Ring
NOV 20 Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Extradition of Colombian Paramilitary Leader to The United States on Narcotics Trafficking Charges
NOV 19 DEA Operations Dismantle Two Major Heroin Trafficking Organizations
NOV 16 Viktor Bout Extradited To The United States To Stand Trial On Terrorism Charges
NOV 12 Heroin Mill Dismantled in Theater District: 28 Pounds of Drugs worth $6.5 Million Seized
NOV 08 Cocaine Supplied by Los Zetas Mexican Drug Cartel
NOV 05 Defendant Pleads Guilty in Connection with Multi-Agency Pharmacy Investigation
NOV 03 Tunnel Task Force Discovers Cross Border Tunnel
NOV 01 Midland Teacher and Three Others Arrested for Distributing Controlled Substances to Former Students
OCT 29 Multi-National Operation Nets $55.9 Million Heroin Seizure in Afghanistan
OCT 28 San Joaquin County Marijuana Cultivation Ring Busted
OCT 27 Head of Mexican Drug Trafficking Family Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison
OCT 25 DEA Investigation Results in 068 Individuals Indicted for Drug Trafficking in Loíza, Puerto Rico
OCT 19 DEA Kicks Off Red Ribbon Campaign
OCT 14 CVS to Pay Largest Ever Civil Penalty Under Controlled Substances Act
OCT 13 DEA Statement Regarding President Obama’s Signing of the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act
OCT 05 American Public Overwhelmingly Responds to DEA Prescription Drug Take-Back Effort
SEP 29 Results from DEA Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Start Coming In
SEP 27 East St. Louis Man Sentenced for Crack Cocaine Felony
SEP 15 Over 3,400 sites join DEA Nationwide Effort to Take-Back Prescription Drugs On Sept . 25
SEP 10 Canadian Sentenced to 05 Years in Prison For Selling Millions of Marijuana Seeds Across the Border
SEP 09 Over 2,700 Sites Join DEA Nationwide to Take-Back Prescription Drugs on Sept. 25
AUG 19 DEA Heads First-Ever Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
AUG 17 Leader of half the World’s Cocaine supply Sentenced to 29 Years In Prison
AUG 17 Cuidad Juarez Trafficker Extradited from Mexico
AUG 12 Nine Members of Oxycodone Distribution Ring Charged by Feds
AUG 11 FARC Associate Pleads Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court to providing material support to a Foreign Terrorist Organization
AUG 09 Pit Bull and Cock Fights Used as Networking Tool for Drug Traffickers
AUG 05 15 Linked to Major Ecstasy Ring Indicted
AUG 04 Gulf Cartel Member Sentenced
JUL 29 DEA Task Force Investigation Results in Arrest of 20 Hartford-Area Residents
JUL 22 Top FARC Commander Sentenced To 27 Years In Prison For Conspiring To Import Tons Of Cocaine Into The United States
JUL 17 DEA Arrests Puerto Rico's and Dominican Republic's Most Wanted Fugitive Jose David Figueroa-Agosto Alias Jr. Capsula
JUL 16 New Data Reveal 0400% Increase in Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions for People Abusing Prescription Drugs
JUL 16 Police Officers and Alleged Drug Dealers Charged in Drug Case
JUL 09 DEA Investigations End With 158 Individuals Indicted for Drug Trafficking in Puerto Rico
JUL 03 DEA Intel Aids In Seizure of Fully-Operational Narco Submarine In Ecuador
JUN 29 Manhattan U.S. Attorney Charges 18 Defendants Based On Undercover Operation Targeting Colombian Black Market Peso Exchange
JUN 25 Christopher Michael Coke Arrives in United States to Face Narcotics and Firearms Trafficking Charges in Manhattan Federal Court
JUN 25 DEA, San Bernardino Sheriff's Department Seize $45 Million of Illegal Drugs
JUN 17 Colombian Trafficker with Links to Mexican and Colombian Cartels Extradited from Mexico to the United States
JUN 10 DEA-Led Operation Delivers Over 2,000 Arrests
MAY 14 Defendants Receive Lengthy Sentences in Methamphetamine Trafficking Conspiracy That Generated $5 Million in Proceeds
MAY 11 Mexican Drug Lord Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison for Cocaine Distribution
MAY 06 NYPD Police Officer Indicted for Armed Robbery Conspiracy and Narcotics Trafficking
APR 27 Alleged Head of the Quintero Drug Trafficking Enterprise Extradited to U.S. From Mexico
APR 23 27th Annual IDEC to be Held in Brazil
APR 20 Meth Trafficker and La Familia Associate Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking
APR 16 Guatemalan Drug Kingpin Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to 31 Years for Leading Massive, Armed Cocaine Conspiracy
APR 12 More Than $40 Million Worth Gold, Silver and Jewels Forfeited in International Money Laundering Case
APR 01 HIDTA Investigation Results in the Arrest of Ten Linked to Mexico-Based Drug Trafficking Ring Accused of Smuggling Large Quantities of Meth
MAR 18 Authorities in El Paso Arrest Seven in Connection with Kidnapping/Murder Investigation
MAR 17 Wachovia Enters Into Deferred Prosecution Agreement
MAR 12 Threats Against DEA Agents Lead to Arrest of Tule Lake, CA Man
MAR 04 DEA Observes 25th Anniversary of Death of Special Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena
MAR 04 Mexico Extradites Oscar Arriola to Face Drug Trafficking Charges in Colorado
MAR 02 DEA and the Louisiana State Museum Open Powerful New Exhibit
FEB 26 Six Members of the Rodriguez-Orejuela Family Indicted
FEB 19 Alleged Mexican Drug Cartel Leader Extradited From Mexico to United States to Face Federal Drug-Trafficking Charges
FEB 17 U.S. Announces New Indictment Against International Arms Dealer Viktor Bout and American Co-Conspirator for Money Laundering, Wire Fraud, and Conspiracy
FEB 12 Twenty-Five Individuals with Alleged Ties to a Colombian Cartel Arrested and Charged with Drug Trafficking in the Eastern District of Texas
FEB 05 Renton Man Faces More Than a Decade in Prison for Leading Drug Ring Linked to "La Familia" Cartel
FEB 05 Miguel Angel Caro-Quintero Sentenced to Federal Prison for Trafficking Massive Amounts of Marijuana from Mexico to the United States
FEB 02 Former New York City Police Department Sergeant Sentenced to Six Months' Imprisonment for Making False Statements to Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agents
JAN 27 DEA Targets Riverside Street Gang with Alleged Ties to Mexican Mafia
JAN 25 Manhattan U.S. Attorney Unseals Money Laundering Charge Against Former President of Guatemala
JAN 19 Mexican Cocaine Trafficking Leader Sentenced to 27 Years in Federal Prison
JAN 13 DEA: Mexico Marks another Success against Drug Cartels
JAN 08 Member of Opa-Locka Drug Gang Sentenced on Narcotics and Gun Charges
JAN 05 Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Extradition of Leader of International Money Laundering Organization

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