News Release
September 30, 2009
Contact: Special Agent Ramona Sanchez
Number: 602 664-5725

Deputy Attorney General and Arizona U.S. Attorney Unveil OCDETF Strike Force Site in Phoenix

SEP 30 -- PHOENIX – Deputy Attorney General David W. Ogden and U.S. Attorney Dennis K. Burke of the District of Arizona will be joined by federal and local law enforcement partners to officially unveil the new Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Strike Force site in Phoenix SEPTEMBER 30, 2009, at 1:30 P.M. MST .

Federal and local law enforcement partners of the OCDETF Strike Force include the Drug Enforcement Administration; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the U.S. Marshals Service; the Criminal Division of the Internal Revenue Service; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; the Arizona Department of Public Safety; and the Phoenix, Mesa, and South Tucson Police Departments .  The OCDETF Strike Force is an intelligence driven program designed to target the most significant drug trafficking organizations in Arizona and its outer regions.

WHO:            Deputy Attorney General David W. Ogden                           
                     U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona Dennis K. Burke
                     Acting Director of ATF Kenneth Melson

                     Special Agent in Charge DEA Elizabeth Kempshall
                     Acting Director of the ICE Office of Investigations Kumar Kibble

WHAT:          Remarks and Q & A
WHEN:          SEPTEMBER 30, 2009
                                1:30 P.M. MST

WHERE:        DEA Phoenix Division
                     3010 N. Second Street

Phoenix, Ariz.


NOTE:  Media may begin to arrive at 1:00 p.m. MST. Cameras and microphones must be pre-set by 1:15 a.m. MST. A mult box is available. All media must present government-issued photo I.D. (such as a driver’s license) as well as valid media credentials.  Press inquiries regarding logistics should be directed to Sandy Raynor, Public Information Officer for the District of Arizona, 602-514-7625.