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JUN 26, 2017 First Nationwide Undercover Operation Targeting Darknet Vendors Results in Arrests of over 35 and the Seizure of Weapons, Drugs and Over $23.6 Million
MAY 23, 2018 Two Separate Investigations Result in Significant Sentences for Drug Dealers
APR 12, 2018 Fugitive wanted for the kidnapping and murder of a federal agent is added to the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” List
APR 06, 2018 Sinaloa Cartel Trafficker Sentenced
MAR 19, 2018 Mexican money launderer sentenced in international cocaine conspiracy
MAR 13, 2018 Colombian drug kingpin found guilty by Miami federal jury
MAR 09, 2018 Grand jury returns superseding indictment against defendant in shooting of DEA Task Force Officer
FEB 26, 2018 Man pleads to conspiracy to distribute more than 141 kilograms of heroin and cocaine
FEB 09, 2018 Montreal-based drug trafficking ring operating throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia and Peru dismantled
JAN 19, 2018 DEA investigation unravels drug trafficking and corruption by Honduran congressman
JAN 16, 2018 OCDETF cases net two large prison sentences for drug traffickers
DEC 15, 2017 Nephews of Venezuela first lady each sentenced to 18 years in prison for conspiring to import cocaine into the United States
DEC 11, 2017 A phone tip leads to the seizure of 13 kilograms of cocaine and nearly 19,000 envelopes of heroin in Yonkers, NY
DEC 01, 2017 Czar Entertainment founder James Rosemond convicted for ordering the murder of Lowell Fletcher
SEP 26, 2017 Members of Puerto Rico-based cocaine trafficking operation charged
SEP 20, 2017 Three Ecuadorian men and one Mexican man charged with intent to distribute 720 kilograms of cocaine after being apprehended in international waters
SEP 18, 2017 DEA-NJ and NYPD recover 270 pounds of fentanyl, heroin and cocaine with a street value of over $30 million
SEP 04, 2017 DEA Seizes Heroin, Cocaine and Approximately $1M in Investigation
AUG 07, 2017 5 Charged For Possession of Over 2 Tons of Cocaine in Maritime Enforcement Operation
JUN 15, 2017 Member of “Los Piojos” Cocaine Trafficking Family, Responsible for Importing Tons of Cocaine into US Convicted
MAY 26, 2017 Major International Cocaine Transporter Extradited From Colombia
APR 28, 2017 DEA-Led Investigation of Mexican DTO Results in Charges Against 28
APR 18, 2017 Head of Ohio Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy Sentenced to 5+ Years in Federal Prison
APR 13, 2017 Illegal Alien Sentenced in Cocaine Conspiracy and on Firearms Charges
APR 12, 2017 Rockland County Man Indicted for Narcotics Trafficking
MAR 31, 2017 $2 Million Worth of Cocaine Seized in NYC’s Diamond District
MAR 15, 2017 49 From Two Bronx Drug Trafficking Organizations Charged in Joint DEA/NYPD/HSI Investigation
FEB 16, 2017 Houston Man Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Cocaine
FEB 08, 2017 13 Arrested in Scheme to Smuggle Narcotics from Puerto Rico to New York via the U.S. Mail: Over 45 Pounds of Cocaine and Heroin Seized
JAN 05, 2017 Conviction & Guilty Plea to Internet Drug Trafficking
DEC 21, 2016 Former Law Enforcement Official Sentenced to 25 Years for Drug Trafficking
DEC 06, 2016 DEA Releases 2016 Drug Threat Assessment: Fentanyl-related overdose deaths rising at an alarming rate
NOV 29, 2016 High Speed Chase Leads to Indictment of “Large Scale Gun Toting Cocaine Trafficker” in Ohio
NOV 03, 2016 Twelve Arrested for Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin, Meth and Cocaine
OCT 12, 2016 Syracuse Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 28 Years
AUG 09, 2016 International Drug Trafficking Ring Used “Front” Companies to Transport Drugs Across America
AUG 01, 2016 Former Top Leaders of Venezuela’s Anti-Narcotics Agency Indicted for Trafficking Drugs to the United States
JUL 25, 2016 Colombian Narcotics Kingpin Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to 35 Years in Prison for Massive Cocaine Conspiracy
JUL 07, 2016 Cocaine Concealed in Hundreds of Pounds of Yucca
MAY 13, 2016 Major Takedown Leads to Indictment - Seizures of Over Half Million Dollars in Heroin and Cocaine
APR 27, 2016 New York Man Sentenced to 21 Years for Heroin and Crack Cocaine Trafficking
APR 20, 2016 Feds Seize Longest Tunnel on California-Mexico Border
APR 11, 2016 Previously Convicted Felon Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Gun and Drug Offenses
MAR 29, 2016 Organizer of the Most Prolific Cocaine Network in Alaska Sentenced to 16 Years
MAR 24, 2016 Flight Attendant Who Allegedly Tried to Smuggle Nearly 70 Pounds of Cocaine through Security at LAX Arrested on Federal Drug Charges
MAR 09, 2016 Sixteen Latin King Gang Members and Associates Arrested for Narcotics Trafficking in Long Beach, New York
JAN 22, 2016 Two Colombian Drug Traffickers Charged with Smuggling Narcotics to New York Aboard Famed Spanish Navy Ship
NOV 04, 2015 DEA Releases 2015 Drug Threat Assessment: Heroin and Painkiller Abuse Continue to Concern
AUG 20, 2015 Scuba Diver Smuggles 55 pounds of Cocaine in Under Water/Cross Border Tunnel
AUG 05, 2015 DEA Announces Tip Line, Wanted Poster for Chapo
JUL 31, 2015 Israeli Organized Crime Figure Sentenced to 32 Years in Federal Prison for Drug Trafficking, Money Laundering and Extortion
JUN 19, 2015 40 Charged, Huge Cash and Drug Seizures of Organization Tied to Murders
JAN 27, 2015 Chicago Twins’ Cooperation against Sinaloa Cartel Yields 14- Year Prison Terms; New Charges Target Cartel’s Top Echelon
JAN 16, 2015 Dozens of Alleged Members of Sinaloa Cartel Charged; List Includes Kingpin “El Mayo,” His Sons and Other Top Leaders
DEC 31, 2014 Major Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty to Drug Distribution and Money Laundering
DEC 19, 2014 Heroin Pipeline Stretching from Mexico to NYC and Long Island Dismantled
DEC 10, 2014 International Narcotics Trafficker Extradited from Honduras to United States Sentenced
NOV 24, 2014 Sinaloa Cartel Member Sentenced to 22 Years in Federal Prison; Plea Agreements Unsealed for Leaders of Cartel’s Chicago Cell
NOV 21, 2014 Former Member of German Armed Forces Extradited to U.S.
OCT 21, 2014 Head of the Gulf Cartel Appears in Beaumont Federal Court on Drug Trafficking Charges
OCT 16, 2014 Nine Alleged Members of the Jenifer Drug Trafficking Organization Charged
AUG 19, 2014 Alleged Bonanno Organized Crime Family Associate Sentenced to Eleven Years Imprisonment  
AUG 06, 2014 Colombian Narcotics Kingpin Sentenced to 360 Months in Prison
JUL 02, 2014 DEA and US Attorney Announce Charges against Three Leaders of Peruvian Terrorist Organization Shining Path
MAY 19, 2014 $11 Million Dollar Heroin Shipment Seized En Route from New York City to New England
MAY 06, 2014 Caribbean Border Interagency Group Authorities Seize $37 Million Worth of Cocaine in the Caribbean Sea
APR 17, 2014 DEA and U.S. Attorney Announce Extradition of Former Member of Polish Armed Forces Charged with Narcotics Conspiracies
APR 10, 2014 High-Level Sinaloa Cartel Member’s Guilty Plea Unsealed; Zambada-Niebla’s Cooperation with U.S. Revealed
APR 01, 2014 Caribbean Corridor Strike Force Dismantles Drug Trafficking Organization
FEB 14, 2014 Leader and a Member of an International Ethnic-Albanian Organized Crime Syndicate Sentenced to 120 Months and 110 Months Respectively for Drug Trafficking
FEB 03, 2014 Baltimore Drug Kingpin Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison
JAN 30, 2014 Federal Authorities Seize $3.5 Million in Cocaine, Detain Three Smugglers in Caribbean
JAN 24, 2014 Colombian Narcotics Kingpin Pleads Guilty to Decades-Long Drug Trafficking Charges
JAN 16, 2014 Treasury Continues Targeting Sinaloa Cartel Leadership
JAN 10, 2014 Indictment Charges 15 with Conspiring in International Drug Ring that Used U.S. Mail to Ship Cocaine from California to New Jersey
JAN 10, 2014 Member of an International Ethnic-Albanian Organized Crime Syndicate Sentenced to 115 Months for Drug Trafficking and Attempting to Assassinate Criminal Associate over Drug Debt
DEC 30, 2013 Defendants Sentenced in $25 Million Tax Fraud and Drug Conspiracy
DEC 04, 2013 24 Arrests in Joint Imperial County Investigation Over 3 tons of Cocaine Seized
NOV 20, 2013 DEA Announces Guilty Plea of U.S. Congressman on Cocaine Charges
NOV 13, 2013 Alleged Dominican Drug Supplier Extradited to the United States to Face Narcotics Trafficking Charges
NOV 08, 2013 DEA and Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announce Charges Against Senior South American Counterterrorism Figure for Attempting to Support Hezbollah
OCT 31, 2013 Feds shutdown massive new cross-border drug tunnel south of San Diego
SEP 27, 2013 DEA Announces Arrests of Two Former U.S. Soldiers and One Former German Soldier for Conspiracy to Murder a DEA Agent
SEP 12, 2013 Drug Traffickers Used Bronx Day Care: Kilo of Cocaine, Oxycodone Pills and Firearm Seized; 3 Arrests
JUL 09, 2013 DEA Along With Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Miami U.S. Attorneys Announce Extradition of Colombian Narcotics Kingpin
JUN 07, 2013 Denver Man Sentenced for Role in Murder-for-Hire and Drug Conspiracy
MAY 29, 2013 Canadian Drug Kingpin with Ties to the Rizutto and Bonanno Crime Families, the Hells Angels and the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel Pleads Guilty to Narcotics Trafficking Crimes Carrying Sentence of 20 Years to Life and $1 Billion in Forfeiture
MAY 14, 2013 Gulf Cartel Plaza Boss Heads to Prison for Life
APR 26, 2013 Colombian Drug Trafficker Indicted and Extradited on Drug Trafficking Charges
MAR 27, 2013 Last of Los Zetas Money Launderers Ordered to Prison
MAR 05, 2013 83 Individuals Indicted for Drug Trafficking in the Municipality of San Juan
FEB 26, 2013 High Ranking Gulf Cartel Member Convicted in Washington for Drug Trafficking
FEB 01, 2013 High-Ranking Member of Mexican “Los Zetas” Cartel Pleads Guilty to Drug Conspiracy Charges
JAN 29, 2013 Couple Handed Lengthy Sentences in International Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy
JAN 15, 2013 Leader of Azusa Street Gang Involved in Drug Trafficking and Hate Crimes Sentenced to Nearly 20 Year
JAN 09, 2013 International Narcotics Trafficker Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to 280 Months in Prison
DEC 17, 2012 DEA Announces Results of Operation Knight Stalker
NOV 20, 2012 Alleged Leader of Ethnic-Albanian Organized Crime Syndicate Extradited to the U.S. to Face Drug and Money Laundering Charges
NOV 20, 2012 Canadian Trucker Convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana
NOV 09, 2012 Whatcom County Resident Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Conspiring to Smuggle Massive Cocaine Shipment to Canada
NOV 06, 2012 Leader of Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison
NOV 01, 2012 Verdict Returned Against Two Remaining Defendants in Murder-for-Hire and Drug Trafficking Conspiracy
OCT 22, 2012 Mexican Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 40 years in Federal Prison
OCT 19, 2012 U.S. Based Leader of International Drug Smuggling Ring Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison
OCT 16, 2012 Former Colombian Prosecutor Pleads Guilty to Role in International Drug Trafficking Conspiracy
OCT 01, 2012 Final Defendant in Rhode Island’s Largest Cocaine Bust Ever Pleads Guilty in Federal Court
SEP 07, 2012 Four Sentenced in Cocaine Transport Conspiracy
JUN 06, 2012 45 Indicted in Major DEA-Led Investigations of Drug Trafficking Operations at San Juan International Airport
MAY 25, 2012 1.4 Tons of Cocaine Seized
APR 10, 2012 DEA Announces Treasury Sanctions Against Top Guatemalan Drug Trafficker With Ties to Los Zetas
SEP 30, 2011 DEA and Attorney General Announce Arrests Connected to Multi-Million Dollar Haul of Cocaine from Mexican Cartel
SEP 06, 2011 Fifty-Six BACRIM Narco-Traffickers Charged in Operation Seven Trumpets and Operation Under the Sea
JUN 06, 2011 Ten Alleged Members of a Colombian Drug Trafficking Organization Charged with Distributing over 25,000 Kilograms of Cocaine
JAN 20, 2011 Operation Spiderweb Snags Cocaine, Meth, Weapons and Over $1 Million in Cash
NOV 08, 2010 Cocaine Supplied by Los Zetas Mexican Drug Cartel
SEP 27, 2010 East St. Louis Man Sentenced for Crack Cocaine Felony
JAN 19, 2010 Mexican Cocaine Trafficking Leader Sentenced to 27 Years in Federal Prison
APR 22, 2009 United States Announces Historic Transfer of Defendants from Sierra Leone to Face Cocaine Importation Charges
APR 16, 2009 Drug Trafficker Pleads Guilty to Murder of Member of Mexican Cocaine Trafficking Organization
APR 01, 2009 Cocaine To Go - Bronx Pizza Parlor Delivers Narcotics
MAR 18, 2009 Two Mexican Nationals Plead Guilty to Cocaine Conspiracy
MAR 04, 2009 New York Correction Officer Arrested; Agreed to Transport 15 Kilograms of Cocaine
DEC 30, 2008 DEA Seizes $3 Million Worth of Cocaine in St. Croix, USVI
OCT 02, 2008 DEA Seizes $58 Million Worth of Cocaine on Panamanian Ship
OCT 01, 2008 Former Denver Bronco Arrested by DEA
SEP 23, 2008 Cocaine Hidden in Kiddie Toys
SEP 04, 2008 Twin Undercover Narcotics Operations Targets San Diego Gang Members
SEP 04, 2008 Leader of Mexican Cocaine Cartel Extradited to The United States From Mexico on Narcotics Trafficking Charges
SEP 02, 2008 Dos Rios Public Housing Drug Dealers Sentenced to Prison
AUG 25, 2008 Cocaine Cartel Leader to Face Charges in the United States
JUL 28, 2008 Operation Blackjack Dismantles Drug Pipeline from New York City to Central NY
JUN 30, 2008 Modesto Football Coach Indicted for Cocaine Trafficking
JUN 18, 2008 High-Level Drug Traffickers Arrested in Joint US/Canada Case
MAY 06, 2008 Undercover Operation Targets SDSU Campus
APR 02, 2008 Mexican MAYor Charged with Trafficking Multi-Kilogram Quantities of Cocaine Arrives in New York
MAR 10, 2008 Designer Cocaine-Candy Flavored Drug Seized in Undercover Investigation
FEB 20, 2008 TSA and Delta Employees Indicted in Drug Smuggling Sting at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
FEB 13, 2008 Former Colombian National Police Officer Found Guilty of Conspiring to Distribute Over Two Tons of Cocaine
DEC 11, 2007 Mexican-Based International Drug Trafficking Organization Takes Big Hit in US
NOV 08, 2007 White House Drug Czar, DEA Administrator Release New Data Showing Significant Disruptions in U.S. Cocaine and Methamphetamine Markets
NOV 08, 2007 New Data Show Significant Disruptions In U.S. Methamphetamine, Cocaine Markets Price Of Meth Soars 73 Percent; Purity Down By Nearly A Third
OCT 16, 2007 18 Defendants, Including 10 JFK Airport Employees, Charged in International Drug Smuggling and Distribution Schemes
AUG 23, 2007 Multi-Agency Operation Results in Over $5 Million in Cash Seizures
JUL 31, 2007 Two Mexican Nationals Sentenced to 35 Years Each for Leading Vast Drug Conspiracy
JUN 18, 2007 Colombian Drug Kingpin Found Guilty
MAY 14, 2007 Operation GhostRider Nets 28 Arrests, Gang Targeted
APR 18, 2007 Cocaine Cowboys-Rounded Up At Last
APR 12, 2007 Seven College Students In VA Arrested On Drug Distribution Charges
MAR 13, 2007 Over Quarter Million Dollars Worth Crack Cocaine Seized from North Sacramento Residential Neighborhood
FEB 15, 2007 Drug Impostor Nabbed


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