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News Release
August 4, 2003

Operation "ICE"

Who: The Drug Enforcement Administration, Monterey Park Police Department and San Gabriel Police Department

What: Press conference advising on the seizure of 70lbs Crystal Methamphetamine

When: Tuesday, August 5, 2003 at 11:00am

Where: Royball Federal Building, 255 East Temple, 20th floor, Los Angeles, California

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), in a coordinated effort with the Monterey Park Police Department and the San Gabriel Police Department, have successfully dismantled a crystal methamphetamine (ICE) operation that led to the seizure of more than 70lbs of "ICE" methamphetamine.

DEA intelligence indicated that JAO Chun-Yin and Thai Tong LONG were manufacturing methamphetamine in Monterey Park, CA. JAO was staying at a hotel in Monterey Park, CA. Continuous surveillance was established on JAO's hotel room. JAO later met with LONG and both were followed to 172 Wells St, San Gabriel, CA.

On 8/3/2003, a search warrant was executed at the Wells St. residence where authorities discovered an operational methamphetamine laboratory in the garage.

If you have questions or need further information, please contact Special Agent Jose Martinez, DEA Public Affairs, at 213-621-6714.


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