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TOP STORIES 2011
DEC 20 DEA and Tempe Police Announce Results of Operation Crank Call
DEC 15 DEA News: Civil Suit Exposes Lebanese Money Laundering Scheme For Hizballah
DEC 14 Cigarette and Alcohol Use at Historic Low Among Teens
DEC 13 U.S. Charges Alleged Lebanese Drug Kingpin with Laundering Drug Proceeds for Mexican and Colombian Drug Cartels
DEC 06 Statement on DEA, Mexico Efforts to Fight Money Laundering
NOV 30 Second Major Cross-Border Drug Tunnel Discovered South of San Diego This Month
NOV 21 Superseding Indictment Charges Fifteen Additional Alleged Latin King Members and Associates in a RICO Conspiracy
NOV 18 Two Extradited, Charged with Weapons Support to Hizballah
NOV 16 Major Cross-Border Drug Tunnel Discovered South of San Diego
NOV 16 Twenty Charged in Chicago with Various Drug Trafficking Offenses, Including Five Allegedly Tied to the Mexican “Zetas” Cartel
NOV 14 Drug Robbery Crew Member Pleads Guilty to Armed Robbery, Conspiracy, and Narcotics Trafficking
NOV 03 DEA’s Third National Prescription Drug Take-Back Event Collects 188.5 Tons
NOV 03 International Arms Dealer Viktor Bout Convicted in New York of Terrorism Crimes
NOV 02 DEA Statement on Viktor Bout Conviction
OCT 28 DEA Administrator, Attorney General Announce Enforcement Efforts Against Illegal Prescription Drug Distributors in Florida
OCT 25 One of the Largest Marijuana Seizures in Indiana History Announced After Six-Month Investigation
OCT 21 Chemicals Used in "Bath Salts” Now Under Federal Control and Regulation
OCT 19 DEA to Hold Its Third Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day This Month
OCT 11 DEA Helps Foil Iranian Terror Plot
OCT 07 California’s Top Federal Law Enforcement Officials Announce Enforcement Actions Against State’s Widespread and Illegal Marijuana Industry
SEP 30 DEA and Attorney General Announce Arrests Connected to Multi-Million Dollar Haul of Cocaine from Mexican Cartel
SEP 29 More Than Two Dozen Boeing Employees Arrested in Drug Sting
SEP 27 DEA and USPIS Investigation Leads to Indictment of 28 Individuals for Conspiracy to Possess With Intent to Distribute Marijuana
SEP 27 Heroin Epidemic Leads to Largest St. Louis-Area DEA Operation Against Deadly Drug
SEP 23 Eighty-Four Defendants Charged with Drug Trafficking Offenses as a Result of DEA "MET" Operation in Roswell, New Mexico
SEP 19 Former FARC Guerilla Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Providing Material Support to a Foreign Terrorist Organization
SEP 16 DEA and the Museum of Science and Industry Open Powerful New Exhibit
SEP 13 TSA and Law Enforcement Officers in Nevada and Florida Charged in Prescription Drug Ring Narcotics Trafficking Network Results In 20 Arrests
SEP 12 Three High-Level Colombian Narcotics Traffickers Indicted
SEP 07 DEA Moves to Emergency Control Synthetic Stimulants
SEP 02 Wasilla Man Sentenced to 064 Months in Federal Prison for Attempting to Traffic Methamphetamine into Alaska
AUG 31 Jamaican Drug Lord Christopher Michael Coke Pleads Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court
AUG 26 “Bloods” Leader Arrested, Charged with Possessing Arsenal of Weapons Tied to Murders and Other Violent Acts in Newark
AUG 23 High-Ranking Gulf Cartel Leader Extradited to United States
AUG 18 DEA San Diego/El Cajon PD Arrest 060 in Nine Month Operation
AUG 17 “Fowl Play” Investigation Dismantles Georgia Cocaine Ring
AUG 10 Physician and Pharmacist Among Those Arrested in Drug Conspiracy and Health Care Fraud Case
AUG 10 Major Heroin Seizure Announced in Pueblo, Colorado
AUG 02 Chicago Cell Head of La Familia Mexican Drug Cartel Sentenced to 040 Years
AUG 02 Drug Distribution Investigation Uncovers Massive Health Care Fraud
AUG 01 Drug Kingpin Indicted Following Record-Breaking Meth and Heroin Seizure
JUL 26 Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Arrests in DEA Narco-Terrorism Undercover Operations
JUL 21 DEA Leads Largest U.S. Strike Against La Familia Cartel Twenty-Month Series of Investigations Lead to Nearly 2,000 Arrests, Over $60 Million Seized
JUL 20 More Than Thirteen Thousand Marijuana Plants Seized in Southern Utah
JUL 14 Southern Nevada HIDTA Task Force Makes Record Seizure of Methamphetamine
JUL 13 37 Alleged Members and Associates of an International Ethnic-Albanian Organized Crime Syndicate Arrested
JUL 11 Leader of International Money Laundering Organization Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to Nine Years in Prison
JUL 06 Jury Convicts Three Defendants of Charges Related to Multi-Million Dollar Drug-Trafficking Conspiracy
JUN 30 Multiple Defendants Arrested for Operating Prescription Drug "Pill Mill"
JUN 28 Ten Arrested in New York “Bath Salts” Round-Up
JUN 22 Investigation of Alleged Chicago-Based Drug Trafficking Ring Results in 38 Defendants Federally Charged
JUN 21 Three FARC Guerillas Convicted in Manhattan Federal Court of Taking a U.S. Citizen Hostage
JUN 15 Operation Special Delivery Dismantles International Interstate Drug Ring
JUN 13 Fifteen Alleged Members of the “Detroit Boyz” Charged in New Jersey and Pennsylvania Drug Distribution Conspiracy
JUN 09 “Operation G-60” Dismantles Mexican Drug Trafficking Organization Operating In Metro Atlanta
JUN 06 Ten Alleged Members of a Colombian Drug Trafficking Organization Charged with Distributing over 25,000 Kilograms of Cocaine
JUN 06 Superseding Indictment Charges Attorney and Alleged Criminal Associate with Additional Racketeering Offenses
JUN 02 Indictments Announced Following Wisconsin Drug Trafficking and Illegal Gambling Investigation
JUN 01 Former DeKalb Police Officer Indicted for Abusing His Position and Lying To Federal Agents
MAY 27 Mid-Michigan Drug Trafficker Gets Over 21 Years in Prison for Distributing More Than A Ton of Marijuana
MAY 26 Final Defendant Sentenced in 100 Kilo Crack Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy in Kentucky
MAY 25 DEA Arrests Two and Seizes 32 Kilograms of Cocaine at the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport
MAY 19 Agency Heads Announce Major Criminal Action Against Cartel
MAY 18 Lake Worth Doctor Arrested on Fifty-Five Counts of Illegal Distribution of Oxycodone at Lake Worth Clinic
MAY 16 Soccer Player Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison
MAY 06 Another Huge Turnout At DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Event
APR 29 Former Leader Of The Arellano Felix Organization Extradited From Mexico To United States To Face Charges
APR 19 Over 05,300 Sites Join DEA Nationwide Effort to Take-Back Prescription Drugs on APR 30
APR 19 Obama Administration Releases Action Plan to Address National Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic
APR 14 Administrator Michele Leonhart’s Testimony before the U.S. House Committee
APR 05 Administrator Leonhart Leads DEA Delegation at IDEC
MAR 30 Miami-Dade Mortgage Broker Sentenced for Obtaining Fraudulent Mortgages on Houses Purchased in Palm Beach and St Lucie Counties
MAR 23 Michigan Doctor Arrested on Rx Drug Charges and Health Care Fraud
MAR 22 Cocaine & Meth Dealer Sentenced To 12 Years
MAR 14 Alleged Mexican Drug Kingpin Extradited to The United States to Face Drug and Money-Laundering Charges
MAR 09 35 Members and Associates of Barrio Azteca Gang Charged with Racketeering and other Offenses, Including 10 Charged in U.S Consulate Murders in Juarez, Mexico
MAR 08 DEA Holding Second Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day in APR
MAR 01 Chemicals Used in "Spice" and "K2" Type Products Now Under Federal Control and Regulation
FEB 24 DEA-Led Operation Pill Nation Targets Rogue Pain Clinics in South Florida
FEB 23 DEA Investigation Leads to Treasury Designation against Cocaine Supplier for Sinaloa Cartel
FEB 18 Drug Investigations Lead to Treasury Designation of New Ansari Money Exchange
FEB 18 President Obama Nominates DEA Special Agent Thomas Harrigan as DEA Deputy Administrator
FEB 17 Physician Pleads Guilty to $1 Million Drug Trafficking Conspiracy
FEB 17 President Obama Announces Intent to Nominate DEA Special Agent Thomas Harrigan as DEA Deputy Administrator
FEB 14 Seven Defendants Charged with Conspiring to Aid the Taliban
FEB 11 ATF, DEA Investigation Leads to Nine Individuals Indicted for Drug Trafficking
FEB 10 Drug Investigations Lead to Treasury 311 Patriot Act Designation Against Lebanese Bank Tied to Hizballah
FEB 10 Long County Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking
FEB 03 Operation Four Horsemen Results in Millions Going Back to Law Enforcement Agencies
FEB 01 Los Angeles Roundup Targets 38th Street Gang
JAN 27 Niagara Falls Doctor Among Fourteen Charged in Major Prescription Drug Investigation
JAN 26 DEA Investigation Leads to OFAC Designation of Lebanese-Based Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering Network
JAN 25 34 Suspects Indicted in Drug and Firearms Trafficking Organization
JAN 20 Operation Spiderweb Snags Cocaine, Meth, Weapons and Over $1 Million in Cash
JAN 19 Los Angeles Street Gang Targeted in Federal Racketeering Indictment
JAN 19 Cousins Sentenced on Federal Charges for PCP Distribution
JAN 13 26 Members of Rockland County Drug Trafficking Ring Charged in White Plains Federal Court with Distributing More Than a Ton of Marijuana
JAN 10 Six Charged with Conspiring to Provide Weapons to Terrorist Organization
JAN 09 Lead Defendant in Massive Gang Case Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Wide-Ranging Drug Trafficking Activities
JAN 05 Former Colombian Maritime Training Instructor and Co-Conspirator Plead Guilty to U.S. Drug Charges

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