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Fact Sheet

Participating DEA Offices:

Domestic Offices:

Detroit, MI
Phoenix, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Miami, FL
Atlanta, GA;
Colorado Springs, CO
Chicago, IL
Columbus, OH
Cheyenne, WY
Denver, CO
New York, NY
Los Angeles, CA
Las Vegas, NV
Nogales, AZ
Orlando, FL
Riverside, CA
San Jose, CA
Albuquerque, NM
El Paso, TX
Greensboro, NC
Knoxville, TN
Houston, TX
Kansas City, KS
Salem, OR
Newark, NJ
Philadelphia, PA
Anchorage, AK
Allentown, PA
Billings, MT
Wichita, KS
Indianapolis, IN
Los Cruces, NM
Wilmington, DE

Foreign Offices:

Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Guadalajara, Mexico
Bogota, Colombia

Operational Statistics:

Operation Denali:

78 arrests
174 kilograms of cocaine seized
294 pounds of marijuana seized
21 Vehicles seized
2 weapons
9 pounds of methamphetamine seized
$2.813 million in U.S. currency seized

Operation Choque:

95 arrests
1,407 kilograms of cocaine seized
523 pounds of marijuana seized
10 pounds of methamphetamine seized
30 weapons seized
$12 million in currency seized
$8 million in other assets, i.e. real estate
144 vehicles seized

Operation Falling Star:

27 search warrants
57 arrests
40 weapons seized
16 vehicles seized
14 properties seized estimated at $10 million
36,238 pounds of marijuana seized
$13.279 million in currency seized


Arrests: 230
Cocaine Seized: 1,581 kilograms
Marijuana Seized: 37,055 pounds
Methamphetamine Seized: 19 pounds
Bulk Cash Seized: $28 million dollars
Weapons Seized: 72
Vehicles Seized: 181

Dates of DEA Operations:

Operation Denali: Initiated August 2003
Operation Choque: Initiated January 2003
Operation Falling Star: Initiated March 2004

The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States; and to recommend and support non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets.


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