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Heroin News Releases
JUN 01, 2018 DEA-led pursuit of Pakistani drug lord leads to U.S. guilty plea
MAY 30, 2018 Three Additional Members of Heroin Drug Trafficking Organization Plead Guilty
MAY 18, 2018 Inmate Sentenced Additional Prison Time for Drug Trafficking from Prison
MAY 01, 2018 Venezuelan Veterinarian Charged in Drug Conspiracy Extradited to New York
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
FEB 26, 2018 Man pleads to conspiracy to distribute more than 141 kilograms of heroin and cocaine
FEB 15, 2018 DEA, Dutch law enforcement continue attack on dark web drug sales
JAN 17, 2018 Sister Convicted of Retaliating against Witness in Brother’s Trial
JAN 03, 2018 Heroin and fentanyl dealer who caused near-death overdose sentenced to 30 years in prison
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
OCT 27, 2017 DEA establishes six new heroin enforcement teams
OCT 10, 2017 Jose Mercedes, Sr. sentenced to 14 years in prison for major heroin trafficking operation
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 03, 2017 5 Arrests, $4 Million in Heroin Sized From Bronx, Yonkers Packaging Operation in DEA-New York Drug Enforcement Task Force Investigation
AUG 01, 2017 Massive Fentanyl Seizure in Bronx
JUL 20, 2017 Largest Online "Dark Market" Shut Down
JUL 12, 2017 Waterbury Man Pleads Guilty To Heroin Charge Stemming From Overdose Death in Winsted
JUN 29, 2017 Two Afghan men plead guilty to conspiring to import heroin into the United States
JUN 09, 2017 DEA’s Largest Seizure of Fentanyl Precursor Chemical in New England - Street Value of $570 Million
JUN 01, 2017 Law Enforcement Disrupts Active Heroin Packaging Operation
MAY 24, 2017 Major Mexican Heroin Trafficking Organization Targeted
MAY 10, 2017 Schenectady Crack, Heroin Trafficker Pleads Guilty
APR 28, 2017 DEA-Led Investigation of Mexican DTO Results in Charges Against 28
APR 24, 2017 38 Years for Lymon on Firearms, Heroin Trafficking Charges
APR 19, 2017 Final Defendant in Kalamazoo Heroin Conspiracy Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison
APR 04, 2017 Thirty-Six People Indicted for Their Roles in Nassau and Suffolk Heroin Ring that Operated along Rte. 110
MAR 27, 2017 Ecuadoran Brothers Indicted for Heroin Distribution and Money Laundering Conspiracy
MAR 20, 2017 Orlando Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Heroin and Fentanyl that Resulted in Death
MAR 20, 2017 New York Pair Face Federal Charges for Heroin Possession with Intent to Distribute
MAR 16, 2017 10 Arrests in Investigation of Major Multistate Oxy, Heroin, Fentanyl Trafficking Ring
MAR 15, 2017 49 From Two Bronx Drug Trafficking Organizations Charged in Joint DEA/NYPD/HSI Investigation
MAR 14, 2017 Three Heroin Dealers Arrested on Federal Drug Charges in Connection to the Overdose Death of a Farmers Branch Woman
MAR 03, 2017 Life Sentences for Leaders of Large Scale Heroin Distribution Network
FEB 27, 2017 13 Years for Trucking Company Owner for Role in $6.5 Million Crystal Meth, Heroin Haul
FEB 22, 2017 Nine Defendants Charged With Conspiracy To Distribute Heroin And Oxycodone In Staten Island, New York
FEB 21, 2017 Desoto Man Arrested for Distributing Kilogram Quantities of Heroin in Dallas Metroplex
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
DEC 28, 2016 Fentanyl and Heroin Distributor Pleads Guilty
DEC 15, 2016 Etna Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Heroin Conspiracy
DEC 06, 2016 DEA Releases 2016 Drug Threat Assessment: Fentanyl-related overdose deaths rising at an alarming rate
NOV 17, 2016 Wallingford Woman Admits Distributing Heroin to Overdose Victim
NOV 03, 2016 Twelve Arrested for Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin, Meth and Cocaine
OCT 12, 2016 Syracuse Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 28 Years
SEP 29, 2016 U.S. and Chinese Drug Enforcement Agencies Meet on Synthetic Opioid Efforts
SEP 28, 2016 Ohio Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison for Distributing Heroin/Fentanyl that led to Overdose Death
SEP 09, 2016 Overdose Investigation Leads to Heroin Distribution Charges
AUG 25, 2016 Over 65 pounds of heroin recovered from truck axle in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.: Two arrested
AUG 23, 2016 Five Kentucky Defendants Convicted and Sentenced for Supplying Drugs that Resulted in Overdose Deaths
AUG 09, 2016 International Drug Trafficking Ring Used “Front” Companies to Transport Drugs Across America
JUL 01, 2016 More than a Million Dosages of Heroin Removed from the Streets Before Fourth of July Holiday Weekend
JUN 27, 2016 DEA Releases 2016 National Heroin Threat Assessment Summary
JUN 22, 2016 Two Brothers Charged with Distributing Heroin Involved in Overdoses
MAY 19, 2016 DEA Task Force Takes Down Fentanyl Distribution Ring
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 15, 2016 Heroin Packaging Operation Dismantled: Over $5 Million in Heroin Seized
APR 13, 2016 Syracuse Man Indicted for Distributing Heroin That Killed Woman
JAN 27, 2016 Truck with 100 Pounds of Heroin Seized
JAN 22, 2016 Two Colombian Drug Traffickers Charged with Smuggling Narcotics to New York Aboard Famed Spanish Navy Ship
JAN 19, 2016 Glastonbury Man Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Distributing Heroin to a Minor
DEC 21, 2015 Federal Indictment Charges Eight with Participating in Taos County Heroin Trafficking and Money Laundering Ring
NOV 10, 2015 DEA Announces “360 Strategy” to Address Heroin, Prescription Drugs and Violent Crime
NOV 05, 2015 Twelve Arrested in Major Meth & Heroin Trafficking Organization
NOV 04, 2015 DEA Releases 2015 Drug Threat Assessment: Heroin and Painkiller Abuse Continue to Concern
AUG 26, 2015 U.S. Attorneys and Federal Law Enforcement Leaders Convene at Detroit Summit to Target Opiate Pain Pill and Heroin Trafficking
AUG 05, 2015 DEA Announces Tip Line, Wanted Poster for Chapo
JUL 17, 2015 Afghan Heroin Conspiracy Foiled
JUN 19, 2015 New York State Corrections Officer and 11 Additional Members and Associates of a Queens-Based Sect of the Bloods Gang Arrested on Narcotics Conspiracy Charges
JUN 10, 2015 51 Arrested in Major Heroin Takedown
JUN 04, 2015 Alleged Drug Kingpins Charged with Multi-State Operation that Imported 1,000 Kilograms of Heroin from Mexico into the United States
MAY 22, 2015 DEA Releases 2015 National Heroin Threat Assessment
MAY 19, 2015 Record-Breaking Seizure: Over 70 Kilograms of Heroin, $2 Million Cash and Firearm Recovered in the Fieldston Section of the Bronx
APR 27, 2015 Dutchess County Man Pleads Guilty in White Plains Federal Court to Distributing Heroin and Fentanyl that Caused the Deaths of Three People
MAR 18, 2015 DEA Issues Nationwide Alert on Fentanyl as Threat to Health and Public Safety
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
NOV 24, 2014 Sinaloa Cartel Member Sentenced to 22 Years in Federal Prison; Plea Agreements Unsealed for Leaders of Cartel’s Chicago Cell
NOV 14, 2014 DC Heroin Dealer Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison
OCT 01, 2014 Heroin Investigations Lead to Two Major Seizures: $12 Million Street Value
JUN 19, 2014 $5 Million in Street-Ready Heroin Seized in the Bronx: Nearly Half a Million Packages and Raw Heroin Recovered
JUN 17, 2014 "Operation Smack Talk" Results in the Seizure of Nearly 90 Pounds of White Heroin
MAY 19, 2014 $11 Million Dollar Heroin Shipment Seized En Route from New York City to New England
APR 16, 2014 Tricked-out Upper Manhattan Stash Apartments Conceal $12 Million in Heroin and $500,000 in “Crystal Meth”
APR 10, 2014 High-Level Sinaloa Cartel Member’s Guilty Plea Unsealed; Zambada-Niebla’s Cooperation with U.S. Revealed
FEB 25, 2014 Thirteen Arrested in Connection with Meth and Heroin Distribution Ring
FEB 03, 2014 Baltimore Drug Kingpin Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison
JAN 31, 2013 Drug Enforcement Task Force Uncovers Heroin Mill in the Bronx, NY: $8 Million Worth of Heroin Seized
NOV 13, 2013 Alleged Dominican Drug Supplier Extradited to the United States to Face Narcotics Trafficking Charges
JUN 13, 2013 Surveillance Leads to Seizure of $8 Million Worth of Heroin
MAR 15, 2013 Wide Ranging Drug Trafficking Conspiracy Dismantled
MAR 06, 2013 Drug Kingpin and Eight Others Indicted for Smuggling Millions of Dollars in Heroin from Colombia to New York City
MAR 05, 2013 83 Individuals Indicted for Drug Trafficking in the Municipality of San Juan
JAN 15, 2013 Leader of Azusa Street Gang Involved in Drug Trafficking and Hate Crimes Sentenced to Nearly 20 Year
JAN 11, 2013 Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Charges against 16 Alleged Members of Bronx Armed Robbery Crew That Impersonated Police Officers
JAN 09, 2013 International Narcotics Trafficker Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to 280 Months in Prison
DEC 21, 2012 DEA’s New York Drug Enforcement Task Force and NJSP Search of Quiet Neighborhood Home Uncovers Heroin Mill and $6 Million of Heroin
DEC 17, 2012 DEA Announces Results of Operation Knight Stalker
NOV 02, 2012 DEA Drug Task Force, Providence Police Investigation Results in Seizure of Record 19 Kilos of Heroin
SEP 13, 2012 Former U.S. Army Captain Pleads Guilty to Importing Heroin from Afghanistan into the United States
MAY 04, 2012 Five Charged for Distributing Heroin That Led to Death of 21 Year Old Laurin Putnam
MAR 13, 2012 Haji Bagcho, One of World’s Largest Heroin Traffickers, Convicted on Drug Trafficking, Narco-Terrorism Charges
SEP 27, 2011 Heroin Epidemic Leads to Largest DEA Operation Against Deadly Drug
AUG 01, 2011 Drug Kingpin Indicted Following Record-Breaking Meth and Heroin Seizure
OCT 06, 2009 Three Charged in Massive Heroin Distribution Case
JUL 06, 2009 $30 Million Worth of Heroin Seized in the Bronx Traffickers Concealed Heroin Bags in "Build-A-Bear" Toys: 12 Arrested
APR 30, 2009 Top Taliban Associate and Former Mujahideen Warlord Sentenced to Life in Prison on Heroin Trafficking Charges
SEP 24, 2008 Top Taliban Associate and Former Mujahideen Warlord Found Guilty of Heroin Trafficking
AUG 04, 2008 DEA "Brand" Used to Market Heroin
FEB 15, 2008 Convicted Black Tar Heroin and Crack Cocaine Traffickers Sentenced to 19 and 20 Years in Federal Prison
FEB 04, 2008 Operation Ivory Triangle Results in Heroin Trafficker's Extradition from Thailand
OCT 16, 2007 18 Defendants, Including 10 JFK Airport Employees, Charged in International Drug Smuggling and Distribution Schemes
JUL 31, 2007 Two Mexican Nationals Sentenced to 35 Years Each for Leading Vast Drug Conspiracy
JUN 26, 2007 Last of 15 Defendants in International Heroin Ring Pleads Guilty to Narcotics Trafficking and Firearms Offenses
MAY 23, 2007 Baby Blankets Used To Hide Heroin
FEB 22, 2007 Detroit Man Sentenced To 30 Years In Fentanyl-Laced Heroin Deaths


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