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February 28, 2011

Law Enforcement Joins Forces In Coordinated Effort Against Drug Trafficking Cartel Members And AssociatesFederal, State, And Local Law Enforcement Officials United To Seize Loaded Guns And Drugs On The Upper West Side Of Manhattan

MANHATTAN, NY. - Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division United States Drug Enforcement (DEA) John P. Gilbride stated, “This arrest and these seizures were a direct result of Operation Bombardier. On the upper west side of Manhattan, near a high school, one individual was arrested; three loaded semi automatic handguns, crack, cocaine and oxycodone seized.

February 28, 2011

DEA Activates "Pill Mill" Tip Line

MIAMI, FL. - Drug Enforcement (DEA), Miami Field Division Special Agent in Charge Mark R. Trouville announces the activation of a “pill mill” tip line. Over the last year, Operation Pill Nation investigators made hundreds of undercover purchases of prescription drugs from doctors in South Florida rogue pain clinics. The first arrests made in this operation created a great deal of media attention and also resulted in many community members calling DEA and local media to provide information regarding “pill mills.”

February 28, 2011

Former FARC Guerrillas Plead Guilty In Manhattan Federal Court To Conspiring To Provide Material Support To A Foreign Terrorist Organization

NEW YORK, NY. - John P. Gilbride, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Division of the Drug Enforcement ("DEA")and Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that Jorge Abel Ibarguen-Palacio, aka "Turbo," and Yarlei Bañol-Ramos, aka "Diana," former guerillas for the 57th Front of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de (the "FARC"), pled guilty in Manhattan federal court to conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

February 28, 2011

Indianapolis Man Sentenced To 75 Years In Prison For Meth Distribution And Weapons Possession

INDIANAPOLIS, IN. - Drug Enforcement (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Jack Riley and United States Attorney Joseph H. Hogsett announced the sentencing of Alberto Santana-Cabrera, 31, to 75 years in prison last week. U.S. District Judge William T. Lawrence sentenced Santana-Cabrera following his convictions for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine and three counts of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

February 25, 2011

Stamford Crack Dealer Sentenced To 46 Months In Federal Prison

STAMFORD, CT. - Steven W. Derr, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Glen Thomas, also known as “G,” 38, of Orchard Street, Stamford, was sentenced today by Chief United States District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 46 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for his role in a crack cocaine distribution ring.

February 25, 2011

Marijuana Smuggling Ring Busted Along U.S. - Mexico Border

NOGALES, AZ. - The Drug Enforcement Administration’(DEA) Phoenix Field Division, Acting Special Agent in Charge Doug Coleman and U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Dennis Burke today announced that authorities have broken up a marijuana smuggling operation along the United States-Mexico border allegedly responsible for trafficking tons of illegal drugs into the country, according to a case unsealed on Thursday.

February 25, 2011

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Man For Conspiracy To Distribute Methamphetamine In Fairbanks

TACOMA, WASH - Billy Miranda Flores, 41, of Puyallup and Danny Lee Sherwood, 26, of Federal Way, were convicted today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma of a drug distribution conspiracy operated out of two smoke shops on Tribal Trust Land. Flores was convicted of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone, distribution of oxycodone, possession of methadone with intent to distribute, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

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