Tag: DEA

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Chinese Migrants Forced to Grow Pot for Passage into U.S., Says DEA Agent

Chinese transnational criminal organizations are smuggling migrants into the U.S. and forcing them into indentured servitude where they must illegally grow marijuana in exchange for their passage. A special agent with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) likened it to a new form of human trafficking.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks about the dangers of fentanyl, at DEA Headquarters in Arlington Va., Tuesday, June 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

DOJ: Drug Overdose Now Leading Cause of Death for Americans Under 50

Drug overdose is now the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Tuesday morning. Rosenstein, along with acting head of the Drug Enforcement Agency, Chuck Rosenberg, and other prominent officials in law enforcement addressed the media at the DEA’s headquarters in Arlington, VA to discuss the ongoing response to the nation’s staggering opioid epidemic.

Alleged members of the 18 gang walk during their presentation to the press in San Salvador on February 26, 2016. Members of the national civil police and the armed forces captured 240 dangerous gang members accused of homicide and extortion in the last three days in different areas of El …

Massive Inter-Agency Gangster Round-Up in San Diego County

More than 140 gang members are facing federal charges after a multi-agency operation netted dozens of arrests over the last 75 days, the Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of California announced Wednesday.

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Feds Take Down U.S.-based Sinaloa Cartel Cell

Federal authorities arrested close to two dozen Sinaloa Cartel operatives responsible for moving drug shipments from Mexico to various cities throughout the nation. The leader of the cell, who remains a fugitive, is a convicted drug trafficker who was previously deported.

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Mexican Cartel Ties Suspected in Bronx Drug Gang Roundups

Law enforcement officials in New York filed federal charges against 49 members of Bronx-based drug distribution organizations. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents joined with the New York City Police Department and Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agents to bring in the alleged criminals.

A firearm and 154 pounds of heroin worth at least $50 million are displayed at a Drug Enforcement Administration news conference, Tuesday, May 19, 2015 in New York. The DEA called the heroin seizure its largest ever in New York state. Officials said on Tuesday that most of the drugs …

As Afghan Trade Booms, DEA Insists U.S. Heroin Is Mostly Mexican

Only an estimated one percent of the heroin seized by law enforcement in the United States originates from the Southwest Asia region that includes Afghanistan, the top producer of opium and heroin in the world, reports the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in its latest National Drug Threat Assessment.

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DEA: 224 Mexican Cartel Border Tunnels Found Since 1990

U.S. authorities have uncovered and destroyed 224 tunnels used to smuggle bulk quantities of illicit drugs along the U.S.-Mexico border since 1990–including 22 discovered in the last two years alone–reports the DEA in its latest National Drug Threat Assessment.

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Drug Trafficker in Juarez Cartel’s U.S. Territory Pleads Guilty

A Roswell, New Mexico man pleaded guilty in a federal court Wednesday to conspiracy and drug trafficking charges. The charges were part of a conspiracy that landed 41 people in jail for their roles in trafficking drugs in an area reported to be under the control of the Juarez drug cartel.

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Fugitive Mexican Drug Lord: I Just Want to Retire

One of Mexico’s most famous drug lords, Rafael Caro Quintero, has ended his silence claiming he did not kill DEA Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena and he is not at war with El Chapo.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-AR) delivers a speech on the second day of the Republican National Convention on July 19, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected …

Gov. Asa Hutchison: Trump Presidency ‘About The Art Of The Possible’

“Strength, boldness and new energy are not words that describe Hillary Clinton,” Asa Hutchinson says. “This is the same Hillary we knew in Arkansas and later in Washington for so many years. Hillary always wanted more government and her dreams have only gotten bigger.”

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Feds Ready Decision on Reclassficiation of Marijuana

The federal government is expected formally to announce a decision in July about whether to remove marijuana from its Schedule I drug status, where it has been grouped together with heroin and LSD for more than 40 years.

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Report: Prince Died of Drug Overdose

The late pop icon Prince died of a drug overdose, an anonymous law enforcement source told the Associated Press on Thursday.