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Organized Crime And Drug Enforcement Task Force Section

Section Overview

AUSAs in the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force Section ("OCDETF") specialize in developing cases against major drug traffickers for violations of federal drug, money-laundering, tax, and racketeering statutes. AUSAs in this section work closely with federal law enforcement, including the DEA, FBI, ICE and IRS, and with State and local law enforcement, including the California Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement and the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office. Major narcotics prosecutions, often involving multi-national drug cartels and large violent street gangs, are among the most important cases handled by the USAO.

Section Leadership

Kevin Lally is the Section Chief of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force Section.

Recent Cases

March 21, 2017
Press Release
Los Angeles Man Convicted in Tax Fraud Scheme that Sought over $800,000 in Refunds for ‘Employees’ of Bogus Companies

March 7, 2017
Press Release
Alleged Drug Courier from Detroit Arrested on Federal Charge of Attempting to Smuggle Cocaine Through LAX

February 23, 2017
Press Release
Former Baggage Handler at LAX Arrested for Drug Trafficking Conspiracy After Allegedly Using Credentials to Pass Cocaine Through Security

February 17, 2017
Press Release
Chicago Woman Allegedly Attempted to Smuggle Heroin and Marijuana through LAX after Grammy Weekend in Los Angeles

February 7, 2017
Press Release
Inland Empire Man Sentenced to 41 Months in Federal Prison in Fraudulent Tax Refund Scheme that Cost IRS nearly $400,000

Section Contact Information

The United States Attorney's Office
Central District of California
Criminal Division
Attn: Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force Section
312 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, California 90012

Updated March 22, 2017