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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Districts of Guam & the Northern Mariana Islands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 7, 2015

2015 Pacific Region OCDETF Advisory Council Meeting in San Francisco

          ALICIA A.G. LIMTIACO, United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands (NMI), together with Michael Puralewski, Resident Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) Clyde Lemons, attended the 2015 Pacific Region OCDETF Advisory Council Meeting on December 3, 2015, in San Francisco, California. 

          OCDETF (Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force) is a focused multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional task force investigating and prosecuting the most significant drug trafficking organizations throughout the United States by leveraging the combined expertise of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.  The participants of the OCDETF Program include the 94 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the DEA, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the U.S. Marshals Service, the Criminal and Tax Divisions of the U.S. Department of Justice and numerous state and local agencies.

          The 2015 Pacific Region OCDETF Advisory Council Meeting was attended by United States Attorneys, Lead OCDETF AUSAs, Special Agents in Charge of DEA, and U.S. Marshals in the Pacific Region.  The Pacific Region encompasses Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Hawaii, California, Washington, Nevada, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska.  The meeting covered the state of the OCDETF Program, Pacific Region district updates and a review of the Pacific Region Drug Threat Assessment. 

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
Updated December 13, 2016