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TOP STORIES 2014
OCT 16 Nine Alleged Members of the Jenifer Drug Trafficking Organization Charged
OCT 02 DEA Administrator Statement on Capture of Hector Beltran-Leyva
OCT 01 Heroin Investigations Lead to Two Major Seizures: $12 Million Street Value
SEP 23 DEA’s Ninth and Final Prescription Drug Take Back Day Being Held Saturday September 27
SEP 08 DEA Releases New Rules That Create Convenient But Safe and Secure Prescription Drug Disposal Options
SEP 04 Colombian National Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping and Murder of DEA Agent Terry Watson
AUG 21 DEA to Publish Final Rule Rescheduling Hydrocodone Combination Products
AUG 19 Alleged Bonanno Organized Crime Family Associate Sentenced to Eleven Years Imprisonment  
AUG 15 Two Kentucky Pharmacies and Three Narcotic Treatment Programs Settle with U.S. Government -Agree to Pay $1 Million to Settle Allegations of Improper Record Keeping of Controlled Substances
AUG 06 Colombian Narcotics Kingpin Sentenced to 360 Months in Prison
AUG 05 Seven South Florida Residents Charged in Conspiracy to Distribute Performance Enhancing Drugs to Underage High School and Professional Athletes
JUL 29 Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Charges against Supplier of “Molly” That Resulted in a Death at Electric Zoo Concert
JUL 22 Federal Criminal Charges Filed Against Seven People Involved in Hash Oil Explosions
JUL 18 FedEx Indicted for Its Role in Distributing Controlled Substances and Prescription Drugs
JUL 10 Alleged Sinaloa Cartel Leader Extradited to the United States from the Netherlands
JUL 02 DEA and US Attorney Announce Charges against Three Leaders of Peruvian Terrorist Organization Shining Path
JUL 02 Seven Colombian Nationals Charged in Connection with the Murder of a DEA Agent Extradited to the United States
JUN 19 $5 Million in Street-Ready Heroin Seized in the Bronx: Nearly Half a Million Packages and Raw Heroin Recovered
JUN 17 "Operation Smack Talk" Results in the Seizure of Nearly 90 Pounds of White Heroin
JUN 11 Four Adult Entertainers and Club Manager Arrested in $200,000 Fraud: Victims Drugged and Transported to New York City Clubs
MAY 30 Joint Law Enforcement Operation Arrested Six Individuals on Drug Charges in the East Bay, One in Fresno
MAY 28 International Scheme to Extort Americans by Impersonating DEA Special Agents Foiled
MAY 23 Former President of Guatemala, Alfonso Portillo, Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court for Laundering Millions of Dollars through United States Banks
MAY 19 $11 Million Dollar Heroin Shipment Seized En Route from New York City to New England
MAY 08 DEA’S National Prescription Drug Take-Back Days Meet a Growing Need for Americans
MAY 07 DEA News: Huge Synthetic Drug Takedown
MAY 06 Caribbean Border Interagency Group Authorities Seize $37 Million Worth of Cocaine in the Caribbean Sea
APR 28 DEA Investigation Results in Federal Marijuana and Money Laundering Charges
APR 24 DEA Announces Barrio Azteca Lieutenant Who Ordered Consulate Murders in Ciudad Juarez Sentenced to Life in Prison
APR 21 DEA Holds Its Eighth Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday April 26
APR 17 DEA and U.S. Attorney Announce Extradition of Former Member of Polish Armed Forces Charged with Narcotics Conspiracies
APR 16 Tricked-out Upper Manhattan Stash Apartments Conceal $12 Million in Heroin and $500,000 in “Crystal Meth”
APR 10 High-Level Sinaloa Cartel Member’s Guilty Plea Unsealed; Zambada-Niebla’s Cooperation with U.S. Revealed
APR 01 Caribbean Corridor Strike Force Dismantles Drug Trafficking Organization
MAR 14 Former President of Guatemala, Alfonso Portillo, Pleads Guilty to Laundering Millions of Dollars
FEB 27 DEA Publishes Proposal to Reschedule Hydrocodone
FEB 25 Thirteen Arrested in Connection with Meth and Heroin Distribution Ring
FEB 24 DEA Statement on the Arrest of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera
FEB 22 Dept. of Justice Statement on the Arrest of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera
FEB 20 Worldwide Drug Trafficker Sentenced
FEB 14 Leader and a Member of an International Ethnic-Albanian Organized Crime Syndicate Sentenced to 120 Months and 110 Months Respectively for Drug Trafficking
FEB 12 Task Force Investigation into PCP Trafficking Leads to Federal Charges against Producers and Distributors of the Dangerous Drug
FEB 11 Maryland Science Center and DEA Open Powerful New Exhibit  
FEB 05 Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Charges against Owner of Bronx Clinic and 23 Other Individuals Involved in Illegal Distribution of More Than Five Million Oxycodone Pills
FEB 03 Pierce County Man Who Killed Two While Protecting Marijuana Grow Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison
FEB 03 Baltimore Drug Kingpin Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison
JAN 31 Drug Enforcement Task Force Uncovers Heroin Mill in the Bronx, NY: $8 Million Worth of Heroin Seized
JAN 30 Federal Authorities Seize $3.5 Million in Cocaine, Detain Three Smugglers in Caribbean
JAN 24 Colombian Narcotics Kingpin Pleads Guilty to Decades-Long Drug Trafficking Charges
JAN 24 Operation OPBAT Nets 2100 Pounds of Marijuana
JAN 23 Jury Finds Pill-Mill Doctor Guilty of 51 Counts
JAN 16 Treasury Continues Targeting Sinaloa Cartel Leadership
JAN 10 Indictment Charges 15 with Conspiring in International Drug Ring that Used U.S. Mail to Ship Cocaine from California to New Jersey
JAN 10 DEA Official Appointed Vice-Chair to Newly Created National Commission On Forensic Science
JAN 10 Member of an International Ethnic-Albanian Organized Crime Syndicate Sentenced to 115 Months for Drug Trafficking and Attempting to Assassinate Criminal Associate over Drug Debt
JAN 07 Operation Mercury Cases

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