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PRESS CONFERENCE ON INTERDICTION OF CROSS BORDER SMUGGLING RING
Coordinated Efforts by U.S. and Canadian Law Enforcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 24, 2009

U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Sullivan be joined by other law enforcement leaders for a press conference today (3/24) at 11:00 AM to highlight the successful conclusion of “Operation Blade Runner” -- the interdiction of a cross-border smuggling group using helicopters to transport “B.C. Bud” marijuana and cocaine across the U.S./ Canada border.

Who: Jeffrey C. Sullivan, U.S. Attorney
Arnold R. Moorin, Special Agent in Charge, DEA
Dave Goddard, Staff Sergeant, RCMP, Drug Enforcement Branch

What: Operation Blade Runner

When: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 11:00

Where: Thomas Wales Conference Room, U.S. Federal Courthouse, 5th floor
700 Stewart Street, Seattle, WA

Note to Canadian Media: Call-in line to attend press conference via telephone is 206-553-1452. We will take questions from the phone line but mute your phone until we ask for questions.

Supporting visual materials will be available at the press conference. Broadcast media please arrive by 10:45 to clear security and set up.

No interviews are available in advance. For logistical information please contact Emily Langlie, Public Affairs Officer for the United States Attorney’s Office at (206) 553-4110.

Following the press conference, additional information is available from Jodie Underwood, Public Information Officer, DEA at (206) 553-1162 or Corporal Dan Moskaluk, RCMP, Media Relations at (250) 491-2300.

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