Supersized dragnet: Mexican cartel dismantled by U.S. agents

Jim Kouri
Law Enforcement Examiner

The largest police dragnet against a transnational organized crime gang ever in the United States resulted in close to 2,000 arrests, and the seizure of upwards of $70 million in U.S. currency, 2,775 pounds of methamphetamine, 2,800 kilograms of cocaine, 1,000 pounds of heroin, and more than seven tons of marijuana, as well $3.8 million in other assets, according to a report obtained by the Law Enforcement Examiner from the National Association of Chiefs of Police yesterday.

Over 70 of these arrests took place in Januray, February and March 2012, and over 200 were arrested since June 1, 2011, the report states.

“Operation Delirium is the second successful, strategic and surgical strike to disrupt and destroy one of the most violent Mexican cartels, La Familia,” a narcotics enforcement officer told the Law Enforcement Examiner.       

Operation Delirium is the result of police intelligence gathered during the course of a previous effort targeting La Familia, known as Operation Coronado, which was concluded in 2009…

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Law enforcement agents on two continents swooped in on top members of the infamous computer hacking group LulzSec early this morning, and acting largely on evidence gathered by the organization’s brazen leader — who sources say has been secretly working for the government for months — arrested three and charged two more with conspiracy.Charges against four of the five were based on a conspiracy case filed in New York federal court, has learned. An indictment charging the suspects, who include two men from Great Britain, two from Ireland and an American in Chicago, is expected to be unsealed Tuesday morning in the Southern District of New York.

“This is devastating to the organization,” said an FBI official involved with the investigation. “We’re chopping off the head of LulzSec.”…

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