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Treasury Sanctions Mexican Traffickers Tied to Camarena Murder

The DEA today announced that the U.S. Department of the Treasury designated 18 individuals and 15 entities linked to Rafael Caro Quintero, a Mexican drug trafficker. Rafael Caro Quintero is a significant Mexican narcotics trafficker who began his criminal career in the late 1970s when he and others, including Juan Jose Esparragoza Moreno (a.k.a. “El Azul”), formed the Guadalajara drug cartel and amassed an illicit fortune. continue reading »

DEA’s Undercover Drug Operation Seizes $168 Million From Mexican Traffickers

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said that thanks to an undercover investigation launched more than two years ago, authorities have seized $186 million in cash and other assets from Mexican drug traffickers. continue reading »

Cuban Arrested at Border for Carrying $1.5 Million Worth of Pot in Truck

On November 10, Laredo North agents assigned to the Border Patrol Checkpoint located on Interstate Highway 35 encountered a 2001 Blue Freightliner tractor-trailer driven by a 41- year old from Cuba continue reading »

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DEA Installs License-Plate Recognition Devices to Deter Illegal Immigration

In their unending battle to deter illegal immigration, drug trafficking and terrorism, U.S. authorities already have beefed up border security with drug-sniffing dogs, aircraft and thousands more agents manning interior checkpoints. continue reading »

U.S. Drug Agents Kill Narco in Honduras

Agents of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration fired the shots that killed one of the Brazilians aboard a plane carrying more than two tons of cocaine that was forced down in Honduras last week, the American embassy in Tegucigalpa said Monday. continue reading »

Colombian General Surrenders to DEA

A retired Colombian police general who was a top aide to former President Alvaro Uribe gave himself up Tuesday to agents of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to answer charges he colluded with traffickers. continue reading »

U.S. DEA Agent Kills Suspected Narco in Honduras, Claims Self-Defense

A U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent shot and killed a suspected drug trafficker over the weekend during an operation conducted by Honduran security forces that resulted in the seizure of several hundred kilos of cocaine, a U.S. Embassy spokesman said. continue reading »

Top Guatemalan Drug Trafficker Tied to Zetas Sanctioned by U.S. Treasury

The DEA today announced that the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s designated Guatemalan national Horst Walter Overdick Mejia, a critical link in the drug trade continue reading »

Newest Narco Tunnel Has Elevator, $65 Million in Pot and Electric Rail Cars

Agencies with the San Diego Tunnel Task Force Wednesday announced the arrest of six suspects and the seizure of more than 32 tons of marijuana continue reading »

Border Patrol Agents Seize Nearly $15 Million Worth of Marijuana

Nearly $15 million worth of marijuana was confiscated by U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector in multiple seizures over the past four days. continue reading »

Joint Chicago Police & DEA Mission Yields Huge Drug Haul

Members of the Chicago Police Department's Narcotics Unit and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have worked together to successfully bring down a major drug ring working on Chicago's North Side. continue reading »

U.S. Border Patrol Arrests Elderly Man for Smuggling 41 lbs of Crystal Meth and Cocaine

U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a 65-year-old male Mexican national in east San Diego County yesterday morning attempting to smuggle more than 41 pounds of cocaine and crystal methamphetamine. continue reading »

U.S. Attorney Announces Extradition of Colombian Paramilitary Leader to U.S.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) office in New York and the Department of Homeland Security announced the extradition of Eder Pedraza-Pena, a/k/a "Don Ramon", continue reading »