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YEAR IN PHOTOS 2014

January 2014

  • (Photos and Caption provided by USCG via Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System):
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Farallon transfers custody of a 300 pound cocaine shipment to Drug Enforcement Administration special agents and Customs and Border Protection officers. (U.S. Coast Guard photos)(Photos and Caption provided by USCG via Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System): The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Farallon transfers custody of a 300 pound cocaine shipment to Drug Enforcement Administration special agents and Customs and Border Protection officers. (U.S. Coast Guard photos)
  • (Photos and Caption provided by USCG via Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System):
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Farallon transfers custody of a 300 pound cocaine shipment to Drug Enforcement Administration special agents and Customs and Border Protection officers. (U.S. Coast Guard photos)(Photos and Caption provided by USCG via Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System): The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Farallon transfers custody of a 300 pound cocaine shipment to Drug Enforcement Administration special agents and Customs and Border Protection officers. (U.S. Coast Guard photos)
  • (Photos and Caption provided by USCG via Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System):
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Farallon transfers custody of a 300 pound cocaine shipment to Drug Enforcement Administration special agents and Customs and Border Protection officers. (U.S. Coast Guard photos)(Photos and Caption provided by USCG via Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System): The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Farallon transfers custody of a 300 pound cocaine shipment to Drug Enforcement Administration special agents and Customs and Border Protection officers. (U.S. Coast Guard photos)
  • Bag of stamps used by the organization.Bag of stamps used by the organization.
  • Uncut heroin.Uncut heroin.
  • Dime bags of heroin stored in the oven.Dime bags of heroin stored in the oven.
  • Example of one stamp.
Example of one stamp.
  • Dime bags of heroin stored in the oven.Dime bags of heroin stored in the oven.
  • Bag full of heroin decks.Bag full of heroin decks.
  • Example of stamps.
Example of stamps.

February 2014

  • $2.3 million sent by Garnett Smith to suppliers in California.$2.3 million sent by Garnett Smith to suppliers in California.
  • 2008 Mercedes Benz CL550; valued at: $57,000.2008 Mercedes Benz CL550; valued at: $57,000.
  • $1.1 million in Jewelry from Smith's Studio City, CA condo.$1.1 million in Jewelry from Smith's Studio City, CA condo.
  • $1.1 million in Jewelry from Smith's Studio City, CA condo.$1.1 million in Jewelry from Smith's Studio City, CA condo.
  • Among the items seized from an Atlanta storage unit: shoes, pants, glasses, belts, hats and bags with a retail value of  $258,200. 
Among the items seized from an Atlanta storage unit: shoes, pants, glasses, belts, hats and bags with a retail value of $258,200.
  • 2009 Lamborghini Murcielago; valued at: $262,300.2009 Lamborghini Murcielago; valued at: $262,300.
  • Approximately $741,000 in currency seized in Maryland from Garnett Smith's home.Approximately $741,000 in currency seized in Maryland from Garnett Smith's home.
  • Approximately $741,000 in currency seized in Maryland from Garnett Smith's home.Approximately $741,000 in currency seized in Maryland from Garnett Smith's home.
  • Chemicals and equipment from a PCP lab in Culver City, California.Chemicals and equipment from a PCP lab in Culver City, California.
  • Mobile PCP lab found inside a Ford F-150 truck in California.Mobile PCP lab found inside a Ford F-150 truck in California.
  • Crystal meth suspended in liquid.Crystal meth suspended in liquid.
  • The final processing of crystal meth.The final processing of crystal meth.

March 2014

  • Assistant U.S. Attorney Teresa Zapata (R) and Special Agent Eddie Rosado (L), announce to the news media the indictment of 63 members of the drug trafficking organization lead by brothers Edwin and Edward Santiago during a news conference.Assistant U.S. Attorney Teresa Zapata (R) and Special Agent Eddie Rosado (L), announce to the news media the indictment of 63 members of the drug trafficking organization lead by brothers Edwin and Edward Santiago during a news conference.
  • DEA Special Agent provides perimeter security during arrest operation at La Ceiba Public Housing Project in Ponce, Puerto RicoDEA Special Agent provides perimeter security during arrest operation at La Ceiba Public Housing Project in Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • L-R: PRPD Superintendent James Tuller, PRPD Col Hector Agosto, Ponce Region Commander, and PRPD LT Jesus Figueroa, PRPD-DEA Task Force Coordinator review the plans for the arrest operation named: Codigo de SilencioL-R: PRPD Superintendent James Tuller, PRPD Col Hector Agosto, Ponce Region Commander, and PRPD LT Jesus Figueroa, PRPD-DEA Task Force Coordinator review the plans for the arrest operation named: Codigo de Silencio

April 2014

  • L-R: PRPD SGT Victor Salgado, HSI SA Arturo Colon, AUSA Carlos Cardona, and DEA ASAC Sergio Luna respond to members of the media during the news conference at the DEA Caribbean Division today.L-R: PRPD SGT Victor Salgado, HSI SA Arturo Colon, AUSA Carlos Cardona, and DEA ASAC Sergio Luna respond to members of the media during the news conference at the DEA Caribbean Division today.
  • DEA ASAC Sergio Luna, Caribbean Division, explains DEA’s role in the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force Investigation named Operation Dibujos Animados.
DEA ASAC Sergio Luna, Caribbean Division, explains DEA’s role in the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force Investigation named Operation Dibujos Animados.
  • AUSA Carlos Cardona, explains the charges in the Grand Jury Indictment unsealed today in the District of Puerto Rico charging the members of the drug trafficking organization of CSA violations.AUSA Carlos Cardona, explains the charges in the Grand Jury Indictment unsealed today in the District of Puerto Rico charging the members of the drug trafficking organization of CSA violations.
  • At the joint news conference DEA ASAC Sergio Luna (center) highlights DEA's role in the investigation. Standing next to ASAC Luna is (L) AUSA Carlos Cardona and (R) FBI ASAC Samuel Santana. At the joint news conference DEA ASAC Sergio Luna (center) highlights DEA's role in the investigation. Standing next to ASAC Luna is (L) AUSA Carlos Cardona and (R) FBI ASAC Samuel Santana.
  • A fraction of the two tons of cocaine seized, on display for the media.
A fraction of the two tons of cocaine seized, on display for the media.

May 2014

  • DEA agent directs PRPD-DEA Task Force Lieutenant Jorge Estrada to an arrest location.  DEA agent directs PRPD-DEA Task Force Lieutenant Jorge Estrada to an arrest location.
  • PRPD-DEA Task Force Lieutenant Jorge Estrada, DEA Assistant Special in Charge Israel Alicea and PRPD-DEA Task Force Lieutenant Jesus Figueroa take questions from the media during a news conference announcing results of the arrest operation. PRPD-DEA Task Force Lieutenant Jorge Estrada, DEA Assistant Special in Charge Israel Alicea and PRPD-DEA Task Force Lieutenant Jesus Figueroa take questions from the media during a news conference announcing results of the arrest operation.
  • PRPD-DEA Task Force Lieutenant Ruben Lorenzo briefs DEA supervisors on the progress of the arrest operation.  PRPD-DEA Task Force Lieutenant Ruben Lorenzo briefs DEA supervisors on the progress of the arrest operation.
  • Large amounts of money and designer synthetic drugs seized in Gulfport, Mississippi.Large amounts of money and designer synthetic drugs seized in Gulfport, Mississippi.
  • Synthetic cannabinoids seized by the DEA during Project Synergy.Synthetic cannabinoids seized by the DEA during Project Synergy.
  • Synthetic cannabinoids seized by the DEA during Project Synergy.Synthetic cannabinoids seized by the DEA during Project Synergy.
  • Packets of seized spice.Packets of seized spice.
  • Glendale Police Department collection site.Glendale Police Department collection site.
  • Various boxes of collected drugs.Various boxes of collected drugs.
  • Synthetic drugs seized in Alabama as part of Project Synergy.Synthetic drugs seized in Alabama as part of Project Synergy.
  • A photo used by the group displaying the various weapons they had for sale. A photo used by the group displaying the various weapons they had for sale.
  • Earnest Proge 
Earnest Proge: Law enforcement is actively searching for these men. They should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on their whereabouts should contact the United States Marshals at 313-234-5656.
  • Carlos Powell
Carlos Powell: Law enforcement is actively searching for these men. They should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on their whereabouts should contact the United States Marshals at 313-234-5656.
  • Eric Powell
Eric Powell: Law enforcement is actively searching for these men. They should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on their whereabouts should contact the United States Marshals at 313-234-5656.

June 2014

  • One of the vehicles used to transport the heroin.
One of the vehicles used to transport the heroin.
  • Hundreds of pounds of heroin seized as part of an 11-month investigation
 destined for various cities on the west coast.
Hundreds of pounds of heroin seized as part of an 11-month investigation destined for various cities on the west coast.
  • Hundreds of pounds of heroin seized as part of an 11-month investigation
 destined for various cities on the west coast.
Hundreds of pounds of heroin seized as part of an 11-month investigation destined for various cities on the west coast.
  • Hundreds of pounds of heroin seized as part of an 11-month investigation
 destined for various cities on the west coast.
Hundreds of pounds of heroin seized as part of an 11-month investigation destined for various cities on the west coast.
  • Glassine bags of heroin stamped with the brand name “Breaking Bad.” Glassine bags of heroin stamped with the brand name “Breaking Bad.”
  • Bricks containing 25,000 street-ready glassine envelopes of heroin found in the hidden compartment.Bricks containing 25,000 street-ready glassine envelopes of heroin found in the hidden compartment.
  • Seized heroin and cash. Seized heroin and cash.

July 2014

  • Results of explosions tied to the illegal practice of extracting hash oil from marijuana.  Results of explosions tied to the illegal practice of extracting hash oil from marijuana.
  • Results of explosions tied to the illegal practice of extracting hash oil from marijuana.  Results of explosions tied to the illegal practice of extracting hash oil from marijuana.
  • Results of explosions tied to the illegal practice of extracting hash oil from marijuana.  Results of explosions tied to the illegal practice of extracting hash oil from marijuana.
  • Results of explosions tied to the illegal practice of extracting hash oil from marijuana.  Results of explosions tied to the illegal practice of extracting hash oil from marijuana.
  • Results of explosions tied to the illegal practice of extracting hash oil from marijuana.  Results of explosions tied to the illegal practice of extracting hash oil from marijuana.
  • Results of explosions tied to the illegal practice of extracting hash oil from marijuana.  Results of explosions tied to the illegal practice of extracting hash oil from marijuana.
  • Results of explosions tied to the illegal practice of extracting hash oil from marijuana.  Results of explosions tied to the illegal practice of extracting hash oil from marijuana.
  • Results of explosions tied to the illegal practice of extracting hash oil from marijuana.  Results of explosions tied to the illegal practice of extracting hash oil from marijuana.

August 2014

  • A memorial walk led riders to a hot meal and a concert in the park.
A memorial walk led riders to a hot meal and a concert in the park.
  • Signs displaying a photo and biography of each fallen hero lined the pathway to the park.Signs displaying a photo and biography of each fallen hero lined the pathway to the park.

September 2014

  • US Attorney Hartunian, Associate SAC Wilbert Plummer and ASAC James Burns speak with the press.US Attorney Hartunian, Associate SAC Wilbert Plummer and ASAC James Burns speak with the press.
  • Metal pipes used to extract Hash Oil from Marijuana. (DEA photo)Metal pipes used to extract Hash Oil from Marijuana. (DEA photo)
  • Butane used in the extraction process. (DEA photo)Butane used in the extraction process. (DEA photo)
  • US currency and hash oil packaged for sale at one of the warrant locations. (DEA photo)US currency and hash oil packaged for sale at one of the warrant locations. (DEA photo)
  • Hash Oil. (DEA photo)Hash Oil. (DEA photo)
  • Assault Rifle seized during warrants. (DEA photo)Assault Rifle seized during warrants. (DEA photo)

October 2014

  • Acting SAC Hunt addressing the press at the press conference.Acting SAC Hunt addressing the press at the press conference.
  • Packaged heroin seized from a vehicle in the Bronx, NY.Packaged heroin seized from a vehicle in the Bronx, NY.
  • 15 kilograms of heroin.15 kilograms of heroin.
  • Truck used to transport heroin from California to New York.Truck used to transport heroin from California to New York.
  • Concealed compartment used to hide 15 kilograms of heroin in side tractor trailer.Concealed compartment used to hide 15 kilograms of heroin in side tractor trailer.
  • Bulk heroin seized at heroin mill in the Bronx, NY.Bulk heroin seized at heroin mill in the Bronx, NY.
  • Face masks used by crew members when packaging heroin.Face masks used by crew members when packaging heroin.
  • Local Phoenix billboard
Local Phoenix billboard
  • Phoenix media during the press conference.Phoenix media during the press conference.
  • SAC Doug Coleman at podium announcing the Division’s new TIP411 Texting Tip Line.SAC Doug Coleman at podium announcing the Division’s new TIP411 Texting Tip Line.

December 2014

  • Interior and Exterior of Mobile Home in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula -  Site of Meth Lab
Interior and Exterior of Mobile Home in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula - Site of Meth Lab


    Anyone having information regarding their whereabouts is asked to contact DEA Houston at (713) 693-3000 or their local DEA office.
  • Interior and Exterior of Mobile Home in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula -  Site of Meth Lab
Interior and Exterior of Mobile Home in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula - Site of Meth Lab


    Anyone having information regarding their whereabouts is asked to contact DEA Houston at (713) 693-3000 or their local DEA office.

 
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