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300-Plus Arrests Made in 'Project Coronado' Drug Cartel Raids
Associated Press ^ | Thursday, October 22, 2009

Posted on 10/22/2009 9:11:21 AM PDT by BradtotheBone

WASHINGTON — More than 300 suspects have been arrested in a series of drug raids across the country that law enforcement officials say is the largest single strike at a Mexican drug cartel operating in the United States.

The arrests are aimed at the U.S. operations of the La Familia cartel, two officials said Thursday, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the results of the operation.

In the latest legal assault on La Familia, a New York grand jury has indicted an alleged cartel leader, Servando Gomez-Martinez. He is linked to one of the more brazen acts of cartel violence in Mexico.

Over the past two days, more than 3,000 federal agents and police officers carried out arrests in more than a dozen states, as part of a long-running anti-drug operation that has netted nearly 1,200 arrests over almost four years.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Government; Mexico
KEYWORDS: amnesty; importingcrime; lafamilia; mexico; narcoterrorishere; seniorleroy; warondrugs

1 posted on 10/22/2009 9:11:21 AM PDT by BradtotheBone
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To: BradtotheBone
... two officials said Thursday, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the results of the operation.

Then why did you open your big mouths? IDIOTS!

2 posted on 10/22/2009 9:15:43 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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3 posted on 10/22/2009 9:18:55 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Hear us, O Bama: Mmm, mmm, mmm.)
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To: BradtotheBone

The leader of La Familia has forbidden his flunkies from selling meth to Mexicans, saying its only for gringo Americans. Why is this not considered chemical warfare? We have foreigners in our country distributing poison in 19 states. Why were these 300 people in our country in the first place? Why is this not considered an invasion of enemy agents and dealt with as such?


4 posted on 10/22/2009 9:25:49 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: BradtotheBone
A four-year operation.

Okay, will all the users of the speed, crack/coke and weed blame Bush or Obama for the shortage and loss of business?

5 posted on 10/22/2009 9:29:33 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Been collecting pitchforks for years - now I know why!)
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To: La Lydia

Because all the aforementioned activities increase the burden on social services (government) therefore: government must grow.

It’s simple - the more crime, drugs illness and unemployment, the more people go crawling to the government, ready to trade liberty for a handout.


6 posted on 10/22/2009 10:04:11 AM PDT by NY.SS-Bar9 (Bread and Circuses)
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To: BradtotheBone

The Razistas should have applied for an Acorn grant.


7 posted on 10/22/2009 10:04:47 AM PDT by eleni121 (For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline)
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To: NY.SS-Bar9; All

“Because all the aforementioned activities increase the burden on social services (government) therefore: government must grow.

It’s simple - the more crime, drugs illness and unemployment, the more people go crawling to the government, ready to trade liberty for a handout.”

Well said!

See current news report from the Nat’l. ASSN. of former Border patrol agents.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2368571/posts
Violence crosses into the U.S. without a visa


8 posted on 10/22/2009 11:05:21 AM PDT by AuntB (If the TALIBAN grew drugs & burned our land instead of armed Mexican Cartels would anyone notice?)
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