Skip to comments.DEA sting against Mexican drug cartel leads to 35 arrests in Austin
Posted on 07/21/2011 7:47:19 PM PDT by bgill
The DEA announced Thursday the results of Project Delirium. Agents said it was a 20-month long investigation that spanned the country with the La Familia Michoacana cartel as its target.
DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart said the operation resulted in 1,985 arrests, $62 million in cash, and around 2,773 pounds of meth, 2,722 kilos of cocaine, 1,005 pounds of heroin, 14,818 pounds of marijuana and $3.8 million in other assets.
Of those arrested, 35 were in Austin after law enforcement executed search warrants at 11 homes in the area on Wednesday.
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There goes Lloyd Doggett’s constituency!
LOL So they can say “adios?”
I believe it’s spelled Dodge-it.
Willie Nelson just can’t stay out of troubles these days...
Like cockroaches, these cartel members are replaced before their bodies are cool...we need much more than this...
What are you talking about? There's no TTC. Unbelievable, trying to make anything and everything somehow Perry's fault. Just one wild accusations after another with no attempt at honest dialog. You should be ashamed.
More catch and release.
Headline makes this all sound hugely positive, but a more honest headline would underscore how deeply and brazen is the penetration of Mexican narcos into the USA itself.
Great —they arrested them.
After they spent years ARMING them.
“1,005 pounds of heroin”
Panic in Needle Park!
1. Prominent arrests like this act to safe-guard DEA budgeting
2. DEA was complicit in arming the cartels, per FF/Castaway
The arrests are good, sure, but how are we NOT seeing a case of the feds creating an emergency that they then extravagantly appear to “solve”...?
Sorry, but there ARE things as appearances....
Shoot, a fella could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff.
This is just a drop in the bucket. When middle school students know all about these cartels and nothing is done about them for years, then who’s minding the hen house?
naw...not on our side of the border...the article forgot that this was Ciudad Austin.../s
Oh sure. The narco mules prefer the toll roads with their SpeedPass tracking boxes and all the plate cameras and such!
Oh, and the "mini-TTC?" If you knew anything about Austin, the only toll roads are a half-loop OUTSIDE THE CITY that famously DOES NOT GO ANYWHERE...or 183A which goes from north of austin to further north of austin and then dead ends.
You're dumber than a Austin Chronicle editor.
Thanks. Glad to have you visit the post. Don’t be a stranger. Come again real soon.
Good phrase. I must remember that one.
Execute them all. Quickly. Why waste so much money on housing these idiots?
Guess you didn’t see the map on how close the homes raided were along I35 either. Whew, thankfully, there’s no cameras on 35 or anywhere in Austin because if there were those bad guys would certainly not have set up business there but moved it out into the country away from all the spying eyes.
But again, thanks for stopping by!
And are you talking about Hwy 130, the 7 mile toll road that helps bypass the traffic gridlock of downtown Austin? I assume you're against it. By your logic, NO news roads would be built anywhere because of eminent domain.
And what's "eminent domain" got to do with your original post? That's called bait and switch and your post is still dishonest.
If I recall correctly, there was a report a while back that there are 3 or 4 Mexican Cartels operating their Headquarters in Austin! And the police were looking the other way!
So much for santuary city!
1) The corridor was shot down this year.
2) Eminent domain was brought up because you wanted to argue about the corridor. Yes, that was a huge reason it was shot down along with no one wanting it to turn into one big highway from Mexico to points north for the drug traffic and illegals.
My mistake, I thought drug traffic and illegals was the whole point of my thread. Yep, uh huh, I’m dishonest. Yep, I pulled a bait and switch on you. Yep, you’re still here and still wanting to argue. Bub-bye, but you’re more than welcome to continue arguing with yourself.
"The controversial Texas Trans Corridor has been dead for a few years, but it still lives on in the state statutes." San Antonio Express-News, Gary Scharrer (the statute wasn't officially removed until this Spring because the Texas Legislature only meets every two years).
2) Eminent domain was brought up because you wanted to argue about the corridor
When you post a comment, it's fair game for all replies. If you didn't want a reply, you shouldn't have brought it up in the first place.
My mistake, I thought drug traffic and illegals was the whole point of my thread.
That was supposed to be the point of your thread. But you had to try to turn it into a Perry bash instead re: your first post.
I35 is not a toll road, and has been there long before Perry cottoned up to the TTC idea.
I thought your point was that Perry’s TTC caused this influx. Then ‘Texan’ handed you your ass.
Then you said Perry had “miniature toll roads”. Then I explaind that toll roads in austin go in loops or point to point, not to Mexico.
So what’s your third feeble strike on trying to blame this on Perry gonna be?
With re-districing....Doggets goin’ to have a hard time being re-elected...Texas Republicans fixed it where his new district is full of Republicans. He hardly has any of Travis county left. Whoa
That volume of drugs and money sound like a typical weekend at Casa de Sheen.
Drug / illegal in Austin ping.
I spell it Dogsh#t!
Even more accurate.
I figured half the houses would be around the lake, with the Lakeway and Lago airstrips.
Wonder how much of that would have fueled Austin partying.
I think there was a drug plane busted at the Lago airport a couple of years ago.
What the heck do the toll roads have to do with the article?