The North Texas Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) Strike Force establishes permanent, multi-agency, prosecutor-led teams that conduct intelligence-driven, multi-jurisdictional operations against priority targets and their affiliate illicit financial networks. The North Texas OCDETF operates as one of 19 United States Attorney led strike forces in the United States that work to combat major drug trafficking, money laundering, and other high priority transnational organized crime networks.
Goal: The goal of this Initiative is to bring together federal, state, and local law enforcement in a co-located setting that fosters communication and collaboration. The OCDETF Strike Force capitalize on the synergy created through the long-term relationships that are forged by agents, analysts, and prosecutors who work together over time, and are a proven model in combating organized crime.
The North Texas OCDETF Strike Force investigates and prosecutes major drug trafficking, money laundering, and other high priority transnational organized crime networks. These organizations are extremely complex and engage in a broad array of criminal activity. Their members traffic in illegal and dangerous drugs; launder illicit proceeds; arm themselves with and traffic in firearms; manipulate our financial, securities, and commodities markets; victimize large swaths of our citizens, private industry, and government agencies through targeted cyber intrusions; kidnap and traffic humans; continue their criminal activities as fugitives; perpetuate violence; support terrorists and hostile governments; and engage in other serious criminal activities.
As part of the Strike Force operations, prosecutors, agents, and officers routinely meet to discuss multi-law enforcement strategies to reduce violent crime and drug trafficking.
Success: The OCDETF Strike Force has successfully prosecuted numerous cases against drug traffickers and violent criminals including:
Partners: The North Texas OCDETF Strike Force includes the direct and significant involvement of the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Postal Service, U.S. Department of Labor Office of the Inspector General, and others including state and local counterparts.
The North Texas OCDETF Coordinator is Assistant U.S. Attorney Myria Boehm. She can be reached at 214-659-8600.