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TOP STORIES 2013
DEC 30 Defendants Sentenced in $25 Million Tax Fraud and Drug Conspiracy
DEC 20 DEA Statement on 2013 Monitoring the Future Study
DEC 19 DEA News: Designer Synthetic Drug Trafficker Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison
DEC 17 Designer Drug Importer Arraigned Today in Bakersfield
DEC 13 Follow DEA on Twitter @DEAnews for the Latest News and Update
DEC 11 Greek National Pleads Guilty in Narco-Terror Conspiracy
DEC 04 24 Arrests in Joint Imperial County Investigation Over 3 tons of Cocaine Seized
NOV 20 DEA News: 5 Extradited, Charged with North Korean Drug Trafficking Conspiracy
NOV 20 DEA Announces Guilty Plea of U.S. Congressman on Cocaine Charges
NOV 18 DEA Announces Release of 2013 National Drug Threat Assessment
NOV 15 Three More Synthetic Drugs Become Illegal for at Least Two Years
NOV 14 Bulger Sentenced to Two Life Terms
NOV 13 Alleged Dominican Drug Supplier Extradited to the United States to Face Narcotics Trafficking Charges
NOV 08 DEA and Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announce Charges Against Senior South American Counterterrorism Figure for Attempting to Support Hezbollah
NOV 06 Americans Turn Out in Droves for DEA’s Seventh National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
NOV 05 $5 Million Reward Offered for Information Leading to Arrest and/or Conviction of Rafael Caro-Quintero
OCT 31 Feds shutdown massive new cross-border drug tunnel south of San Diego
OCT 25 Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Seizure of Additional $28 Million Worth of Bitcoins
OCT 17 More Than 20 Defendants Charged in City-Wide Drug Bust
SEP 27 DEA Announces Arrests of Two Former U.S. Soldiers and One Former German Soldier for Conspiracy to Murder a DEA Agent
SEP 24 Los Gueros Mexican Drug Trafficking Organization Targeted
SEP 20 New York Methodist Hospital Agrees to Implement Compliance Program to Settle Civil Claims under the Controlled Substances Act
SEP 12 Drug Traffickers Used Bronx Day Care: Kilo of Cocaine, Oxycodone Pills and Firearm Seized; 3 Arrests
AUG 30 DEA Announces Arrest of Alleged International Narcotics Trafficker
AUG 27 Operator of Venetian Resort in Las Vegas Agrees to Return Over $47 Million after Receiving Money under Suspicious Circumstances
AUG 12 Federal Jury Convicts James “Whitey” Bulger
AUG 09 DEA Statement Regarding the Release of Rafael Caro-Quintero
AUG 06 13 Linked to Mexican Mafia and La Familia Indicted after Investigation Reveals Plot to Join Forces to Expand Drug Cartel’s Presence in U.S.
JUL 30 Treasury Targets Sinaloa Cartel Facilitators and Money Laundering Operation
JUL 19 Six Colombian Nationals Charged With Murder of DEA Agent
JUL 17 Eastern District U.S. Attorney’s Office Participates in Record Settlement: Walgreens Agrees to pay $80 Million in Civil Penalties under the Controlled Substances Act
JUL 16 DEA Statement on the Arrest of Miguel Trevino Morales
JUL 09 DEA Along With Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Miami U.S. Attorneys Announce Extradition of Colombian Narcotics Kingpin
JUN 28 Former Governor of Mexican State Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to 131 Months in Prison for Money Laundering in Connection with Narcotics Bribes
JUN 27 DEA Holds Its First Purple Heart Award Ceremony for Foreign Partners
JUN 27 Updated Results From DEA’s Largest-Ever Global Synthetic Drug Takedown Yesterday
JUN 21 DEA Announces Tragic Loss of Special Agent in Colombia
JUN 17 Federal Grand Jury Indicts Two in Marijuana Trafficking Investigation
JUN 13 Surveillance Leads to Seizure of $8 Million Worth of Heroin
JUN 12 Treasury Sanctions Mexican Traffickers Tied to Camarena Murder
JUN 11 Walgreens Agrees to Pay a Record Settlement of $80 Million for Civil Penalties under the Controlled Substances Act
JUN 07 Denver Man Sentenced for Role in Murder-for-Hire and Drug Conspiracy
MAY 31 President Obama Adds NEFD International Drug “Kingpin” to OFAC List
MAY 30 DEA NEWS: Manssor Arbabsiar Gets 25 Years in Plot to Kill Saudi Ambassador
MAY 28 Former Guatemalan President Extradited to the U.S. to Face Money Laundering Charges
MAY 24 Viktor Bout Associate Extradited to The United States
MAY 23 Corrupt Colombian Government Employee and Criminal Defense Attorney Extradited in Obstruction of Justice Case
MAY 16 U.K. Defendant Sentenced for Illegal Chemical Distribution via Internet
MAY 16 DEA Makes Three More “Fake Pot” Drugs Temporarily Illegal Today
MAY 14 Gulf Cartel Plaza Boss Heads to Prison for Life
MAY 07 Treasury Designates Sinaloa Cartel Plaza Bosses
APR 26 Colombian Drug Trafficker Indicted and Extradited on Drug Trafficking Charges
APR 26 13 Correctional Officers among 25 Alleged BGF Gang Members and Associates Indicted on Federal Racketeering Charges
APR 25 DEA Hopes to Remove a Third of a Million Pounds of Expired Prescription Drugs from Circulation on Its Sixth Take-Back Day April 27
APR 23 DEA Investigations Lead to Treasury 311 Patriot Act Designation Against Hizballah-Backed Financial Institutions
APR 19 Owner and Employees of Indiana Medical Center Charged with Multiple Felony Counts
APR 18 Pierce County Man Who Shot Two Intruders at His Marijuana Grow Indicted for Drug Manufacturing and Illegal Gun Possession
APR 18 Antonio Indjai, Chief of the Guinea-Bissau Armed Forces, Charged with Conspiring to Sell Surface-to-Air Missiles to a Foreign Terrorist Organization and Narco-Terrorism Conspiracy
APR 12 DEA Continues to Act Against Synthetic Drugs
APR 04 DEA Leads Major Narco-Terror Operation
APR 03 CVS to Pay $11 Million to Settle Civil Penalty Claims Involving Violations of Controlled Substances Act
MAR 28 Gramercy Medical Center Pumped More Than $10 Million in Narcotic Pills onto Interstate Black Market
MAR 27 High Ranking Sinaloa Cartel Member Indicted on Various Drug and Money Laundering Charges
MAR 27 Last of Los Zetas Money Launderers Ordered to Prison
MAR 20 Forty-Four Michigan and Ohio Residents Indicted in Scheme to Illegally Divert and Distribute Rx Drugs along “US-23 Pipeline”
MAR 15 Wide Ranging Drug Trafficking Conspiracy Dismantled
MAR 06 Drug Kingpin and Eight Others Indicted for Smuggling Millions of Dollars in Heroin from Colombia to New York City
MAR 05 83 Individuals Indicted for Drug Trafficking in the Municipality of San Juan
FEB 28 DEA and LAPD Conduct Massive West Coast OxyContin Sweep
FEB 27 Doctor Pleads Guilty in White Plains Federal Court To Illegal Distribution of Oxycodone
FEB 26 High Ranking Gulf Cartel Member Convicted in Washington for Drug Trafficking
FEB 19 Stockton Marijuana Grow Cultivator Convicted of Narcotics and Firearms Charges
FEB 14 Two Members of Manhattan Trinitarios Gang Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court for Racketeering and Firearms Offenses
FEB 14 Two Members of Manhattan Trinitarios Gang Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court for Racketeering and Firearms Offenses
FEB 06 DEA Serves Another Walgreens Pharmacy an Order to Show Cause
FEB 01 High-Ranking Member of Mexican “Los Zetas” Cartel Pleads Guilty to Drug Conspiracy Charges
JAN 29 Couple Handed Lengthy Sentences in International Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy
JAN 22 San Diego Man is Sentenced to 100 Months for Running Marijuana Dispensary and Money Laundering
JAN 15 Leader of Azusa Street Gang Involved in Drug Trafficking and Hate Crimes Sentenced to Nearly 20 Year
JAN 11 Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Charges against 16 Alleged Members of Bronx Armed Robbery Crew That Impersonated Police Officers
JAN 10 Richard Ammar Chichakli Arrested on Money Laundering, Wire Fraud, and Conspiracy Charges
JAN 09 International Narcotics Trafficker Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to 280 Months in Prison
JAN 07 Sales of Synthetic “Spice” and “Bath Salts” Permanently Banned in Yavapai County

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