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DEA sting against Mexican drug cartel leads to 35 arrests in Austin
keye tv ^ | July 21, 2011 | keye

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at weareaustin.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: border; dea; drugcartel
Good to know the border is as safe as ever and that the violence wouldn't come to our side. Just as we predicted, Perry's Trans Texas Corridor would be a drug trafficers' dream.
1 posted on 07/21/2011 7:47:26 PM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill
Well I hope every one of them gets to speak with a team of their compatriots from the Mexican consulate.

s=a=r=c=a=s=m

2 posted on 07/21/2011 7:54:39 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: bgill

There goes Lloyd Doggett’s constituency!


3 posted on 07/21/2011 7:54:46 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Steely Tom

LOL So they can say “adios?”


4 posted on 07/21/2011 7:58:53 PM PDT by TigersEye (Wranglers not Levis. Levi Strauss is anti-2nd Amendment.)
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To: Mamzelle

I believe it’s spelled Dodge-it.


5 posted on 07/21/2011 8:01:11 PM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: Revolting cat!

Willie Nelson just can’t stay out of troubles these days...


6 posted on 07/21/2011 8:03:05 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The liberal press applauded when the NY Times hacked Newt Gingrich's phone calls.)
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To: bgill

Like cockroaches, these cartel members are replaced before their bodies are cool...we need much more than this...


7 posted on 07/21/2011 8:03:18 PM PDT by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: bgill
Just as we predicted, Perry's Trans Texas Corridor would be a drug trafficers' dream.

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.

8 posted on 07/21/2011 8:16:46 PM PDT by Texan
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To: bgill

More catch and release.


9 posted on 07/21/2011 8:21:14 PM PDT by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has limits.)
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To: bgill

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.

Niiiiiiice.....


10 posted on 07/21/2011 8:23:21 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: bgill

“1,005 pounds of heroin”

Panic in Needle Park!


11 posted on 07/21/2011 8:24:08 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: gaijin

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....


12 posted on 07/21/2011 8:26:25 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Texan
Sure, the corridor just recently got shot down but not after he got his toll road that's just a miniature version. Just how many were angry over eminent domain?
13 posted on 07/21/2011 8:27:14 PM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill
$62 million in cash, 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.

Shoot, a fella could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff.

14 posted on 07/21/2011 8:27:41 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: dynachrome

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?


15 posted on 07/21/2011 8:30:17 PM PDT by bgill
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To: gaijin

naw...not on our side of the border...the article forgot that this was Ciudad Austin.../s


16 posted on 07/21/2011 8:32:11 PM PDT by Crapgame (What should be taught in our schools? American Exceptionalism, not cultural Marxism...)
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To: bgill; Texan
Sure, the corridor just recently got shot down but not after he got his toll road that's just a miniature version.

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.

17 posted on 07/21/2011 8:39:29 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: sam_paine

Thanks. Glad to have you visit the post. Don’t be a stranger. Come again real soon.


18 posted on 07/21/2011 8:45:07 PM PDT by bgill
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To: oyez

Good phrase. I must remember that one.


19 posted on 07/21/2011 8:45:07 PM PDT by mia
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To: bgill

Execute them all. Quickly. Why waste so much money on housing these idiots?


20 posted on 07/21/2011 8:47:43 PM PDT by Tolsti2
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To: sam_paine

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!


21 posted on 07/21/2011 8:49:23 PM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill
The Corridor wasn't "just recently" shot down. It's been dead for quite a while now.

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.

22 posted on 07/21/2011 8:49:50 PM PDT by Texan
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To: Texan
35 arrested in Austin.....the Texas liberal Mecca and undoubtedly the heaviest Drug using area in the State.
23 posted on 07/21/2011 8:54:05 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: bgill

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!


24 posted on 07/21/2011 9:01:24 PM PDT by Sen Jack S. Fogbound
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To: Texan

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.


25 posted on 07/21/2011 9:05:58 PM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill
1) The corridor was shot down this year.

"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.

26 posted on 07/21/2011 9:53:22 PM PDT by Texan
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To: bgill; Texan

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?


27 posted on 07/21/2011 9:59:15 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Mamzelle

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


28 posted on 07/21/2011 10:00:02 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 "Woe unto those who say they are Judah and are not, but are of the synaGOGue of Satan.")
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To: bgill

That volume of drugs and money sound like a typical weekend at Casa de Sheen.


29 posted on 07/21/2011 10:17:54 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad ((((( )))))
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To: bgill
Anyone want to give odds as to the percentage of these "alledged" miscreants are here "illegally?"

Just askin'!!!

30 posted on 07/22/2011 3:32:54 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: txhurl; basil; SwinneySwitch; lormand; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; Xenalyte; BJClinton; LUV W; MEG33; ...

Drug / illegal in Austin ping.


31 posted on 07/22/2011 9:38:56 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (zero hates Texas and we hate him back. He ain't my president either.)
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To: SuzyQue

I spell it Dogsh#t!


32 posted on 07/22/2011 10:53:52 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: basil

Even more accurate.


33 posted on 07/22/2011 10:59:34 AM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: Arrowhead1952

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.


34 posted on 07/22/2011 12:12:28 PM PDT by txhurl (Did you want to talk or fish?)
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To: txhurl

I think there was a drug plane busted at the Lago airport a couple of years ago.


35 posted on 07/22/2011 12:39:04 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (zero hates Texas and we hate him back. He ain't my president either.)
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To: bgill

What the heck do the toll roads have to do with the article?


36 posted on 07/22/2011 5:57:12 PM PDT by BJClinton (My daughter is over $46K in debt and all she owns is a dollhouse.)
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To: oyez
It's what happens when you are a "sanctuary city" like Austin.

Oh well.

37 posted on 07/23/2011 6:26:24 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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