Operation Sweet Tooth/Project O-Skillet

December 2, 2008

Tom Slovenkay & Sandra Basso – Operation Sweet Tooth/Project O-Skillet

DEA’s Operation Sweet Tooth and Canada’s Project O’Skillet were instrumental in dismantling two international ecstasy and marijuana trafficking rings whose drug smuggling and money laundering operations ranged from the back alleys of the Far East to the neighborhood streets of Canada and the United States. Retired DEA Special Agent Tom Slovenkay and Royal Canadian Mounted Police Constable Sandra Basso discuss the facts of this joint operation.

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Operation Candy Box/Project Codi

November 20, 2008

Alex Dominguez, Craig Sorrie & Mike Brehmer – Operation Candy Box/Project Codi

DEA’s Operation Candy Box along with its Canadian counterpart Project Codi was a two-nation crackdown on a huge drug trafficking ring that manufactured large quantities of ecstasy and marijuana in Canada and then shipped them to cities around the United States. DEA Special Agent Alex Dominguez along with Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant Craig Sorrie and Ontario Provincial Police Detective Sergeant Mike Brehmer share the facts of the case.

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2000s: Haji Baz Mohammad

June 19th, 2008

Patrick Hamlette and Boyd Johnson – 2000s: Haji Baz Mohammad

Haji Baz Mohammed orchestrated an international heroin trafficking organization responsible for manufacturing and distributing more than $25 million worth of heroin in Afghanistan and Pakistan and then allegedly arranged for the heroin to be imported in to the United States and other countries and sold for tens of millions of dollars. He conspired to sell heroin in the United States as a “Jihad” because they were taking the American’s money at the same time the heroin they were paying for was killing them. During the course or the conspiracy, the Baz Mohammad Organization provided financial support to the Taliban.

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1990s: The Arellano-Felix Organization

May 28, 2008

David Herrod and John Ziegler – 1990s: The Arellano-Felix Organization

The Arellano-Felix Organization (AFO) was the most violent drug trafficking cartel in North America. Based out of Tijuana, Mexico, AFO shipped for over a decade tons of cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine in to the U.S. each year. The organization was run by the Arellano-Felix family, which included brothers Benjamin, Ramon, Eduardo, Francisco Rafael and Francisco Javier.

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1980s: Pablo Escobar

April 23, 2008

Steve Murphy and Javier Pena – 1980s: Pablo Escobar

Pablo Escobar gained infamy as a Colombian drug dealer who became so wealthy that Forbes magazine listed him as the 7th richest man in the world. His brutal ruthlessness was also legendary. He would kill anyone who stood in his way and was responsible for the killing of 30 judges, 457 policemen and other deaths at a rate of 20 each day for two months. Join DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Pena as they speak about the facts of the case.

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1970s: Nicky Barnes and Frank Lucas – The True Story Behind Two American Gangsters

April 1, 2008

Lew Rice & Mary Buckley – 1970s: Nicky Barnes and Frank Lucas. The True Story Behind Two American Gangsters.

Please join us on Tuesday, April 1st, at 10:00 A.M. in the DEA HQ Auditorium as we listen to retired DEA agents Lew Rice and Mary Buckley relate the facts from their unique perspectives as DEA agents on the front line. Known as “Mr. Untouchable,” Barnes, along with Frank Lucas and Guy Fisher, was one of the biggest heroin dealers in New York with an operation that stretched from New York into Pennsylvania and Canada. At the height of his dealing, Barnes’ net worth was estimated at several million dollars. Join Retired DEA agents Lew Rice and Mary Buckley as they relay the facts from their unique perspectives as DEA agents on the front line.

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