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Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by GucciCondom, Apr 15, 2004.

  1. GucciCondom

    GucciCondom Veteran Member

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    Peep this shit. Some of it is fucking ridiculous.

    August 2001 and June 2002, the Zambada-Garcia organization delivered 1,003 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated value of $17 million to the New York/New Jersey area; 1,770 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated value of $30 million to the Chicago area; and 23 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated value of $391,000 to California.



  2. GucciCondom

    GucciCondom Veteran Member

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    May 20--Today, as a result of a two year investigation, a major heroin organization that operated from the source of supply in Colombia to New York/Newark and to the streets of Philadelphia, was dismantled. This Colombian-Dominican trafficking organization was totally exposed from the retail street level managers, couriers, and wholesalers to the source of supply in Medellin, Colombia. Twenty one arrest warrants and seven search warrants were issued in Philadelphia, along with arrest and search warrants in New York, Newark and Colombia resulting in 30 arrests which took place early this morning in the four locations mentioned above. This operation in all the locations mentioned above has arrested 45 defendants, and seized approximately 14 kilograms of heroin and $320,000 to date.

    James M. Kasson, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Philadelphia Division, stated that this investigation which covers heroin trafficking from the "farm to the arm" is very significant due to the extremely high purity level of heroin in the City of Philadelphia. "Philadelphia has had the highest heroin purity in the country for a number of years. When I arrived here I started a 'Heroin Initiative' to focus on the extreme heroin problem in Philadelphia and in the surrounding areas. This investigation targets the heroin problem in Philadelphia. This investigation also tells me that this city is no longer just a user city, but it is now a major Gateway city for heroin."

    The arrest warrants and search warrants in Philadelphia were authorized by Federal Magistrate Judge Melinson on Friday, May 16, 2003. Sixteen members of the Franklin Santos Drug Trafficking Organization were arrested by DEA agents and Philadelphia Police Department Task Force Officers early this morning, four guns and gram quantites of crack and heroin were seized along with $3,400 USC. Four persons were arrested in Newark along with $37,000 and four vehicles, five persons were arrested in New York along with four and a half kilograms of heroin and $125,000. Four individuals were arrested in Colombia this morning. At the same time DEA agents, and police officers executed search warrants at seven locations in Philadelphia, one was a storefront and six were private residences.

    Kasson, United States Attorney Patrick Meehan, and Philadelphia Police Commissioner Sylvester Johnson, announced these arrests this afternoon at a joint press conference. Mr. Meehan stated that "This was a dangerous organization whose tentacles reached well beyond the borders of the Delaware Valley. This case demonstrates the value of teamwork among federal and state law enforcement officials, as well as the critical role of cooperation among US Attorney and DEA offices from across the country. In particular, I thank Commissioner Sylvester Johnson and the men and women of the Philadelphia Police Department for their support and efforts in this case."

    The target of the investigation was the Franklin Santos Heroin Organization. According to affidavits filed in support of the arrests and search warrants, Santos, a Dominican national, 34 years of age, living at 7400 Roosevelt Blvd, in Philadelphia was supplied by a heroin organization based in Colombia. Santos headed the Philadelphia organization along with Carlos Tapia, who previously lived in Philadelphia but moved to New York due to pressure from law enforcement. They imported heroin from Colombian sources of supply in kilogram quantities. The heroin was brought to the northeast and then was transported to Philadelphia to be sold by Dominican traffickers. The Santos Organization is responsible for distributing kilogram quantities of heroin throughout Philadelphia. Three street level distribution locations have been identified.

    Investigative leads identified members of the organization in New York, Newark and Medellin, Colombia. DEA offices along with the Colombian National Police then conducted their own investigations.

    During the investigation, DEA agents seized approximately thee and one half kilograms of heroin in Philadelphia in February 2003. This heroin seizure occurred when the organization had attempted to deliver a heroin shipment into Philadelphia from New York. In April 2003, approximately four kilograms of heroin were seized from members of the organization in New York as couriers were riding on a bus destined for Philadelphia. Later in the month, two kilograms of heroin were seized from a courier in Colombia as the heroin was being prepared to be sent to the US.

    The defendants in this investigation are charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, in excess of one kilogram of heroin and also with possessing with intent to distribute heroin.

    This case will be prosecuted by the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. If convicted the defendants could receive sentences of up to life in prison.

    DEA would also like to thank the US Customs Service, Immigration and Naturalization Service, US Marshal's Service and the Pennsylvania State Police Canine Unit for their assistance in this investigation.

    Philly got the most potent heroin WHAT WHAT :lol:
  3. Fondles

    Fondles Veteran Member

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    why are you awake!
  4. GucciCondom

    GucciCondom Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 29, 2003 Messages: 5,558 Likes Received: 168
    The past few days I have fallin into the "sleep from 3 in the afternoon until 12 at night..wake up and not be able to sleep all night" routine.
  5. GucciCondom

    GucciCondom Veteran Member

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  6. Fondles

    Fondles Veteran Member

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    yeah i didnt sleep at all last night or tonight im a fuckin machine woooga. my skin feels like its about to fall off
  7. GucciCondom

    GucciCondom Veteran Member

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    Yeah it sucks. Atleast I dont have a job or have to worry about school.
  8. GucciCondom

    GucciCondom Veteran Member

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    Special Agent in Charge Stephen Delgado, Drug Enforcement Administration, San Francisco Field Division, and United States Attorney Eric Melgren, District of Kansas, announced today that Bay Area residents William Leonard Pickard, 57, Mill Valley, California, and Clyde Apperson, 47, Sunnyvale, California, were found guilty today, following an eleven week jury trail of one count of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute more than 10 grams of LSD from August 1999 through November 2000 and one count of possession with the intent to distribute more than 10 grams of LSD on November 6, 2000.

    Melgren stated that according to court testimony, this was the largest LSD lab seizure ever made by the Drug Enforcement Administration. DEA agents seized approximately 41.3 kilograms (90.86 pounds) of LSD, approximately 23.6 kilograms (51.92 pounds) of iso-LSD, a by-product from the manufacture of LSD.

    Further trial evidence established that in the history of DEA there have only been four seizures of complete LSD labs and three of these seizures involved Packard and Apperson including a lab in Mountain View, California in 1998, a lab in Oregon in 1996, and this lab in Wamego, Kansas

    According to court testimony, on October 31, 2000, DEA agents conducted a search of a silo site near Wamego, Kansas, and found a LSD lab packed in storage boxes. On November 6, 2000, Pickard and Apperson were moving the illegal lab when they were stopped by the Kansas Highway Patrol. Apperson was arrested driving the rental truck containing the lab. Pickard, who was driving a Buick LeSabre, fled on foot and was arrested the next day at a farm outside Wamego. Fourteen canisters of a chemical required to produce LSD valued at over $1,000,000 were found at the missile silo. According to court testimony, Pickard and Apperson previously manufactured LSD in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where every five weeks the lab produced about 2.2 pounds of LSD, approximately 10 million doses that cost less than one cent a dose to produce and would sell for as much as $10 a dose. According to court testimony, the LSD was shipped to California and later to Europe for distribution.

    Pickard and Apperson each face a minimum of ten years and a maximum of life in federal prison without parole. Sentencing is scheduled for August 8, 2003 at 9:00 a. m. in Kansas. Pickard remains in federal custody and Apperson was remanded to federal custody today.

    The DEA San Francisco office initiated this case and provided crucial assistance throughout the trial. SAC Delgado stated: "The investigators in this case displayed extraordinary tenacity and dedicated long hours away from home and their families. LSD, like all illegal drugs, are a threat to our children and our communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. The San Francisco office will continue its relentless efforts to protect the Nation from the dangers posed by drug traffickers."

    United States Attorney Eric Melgren stated: "This is just one example of the fine work of the Drug Enforcement Administration, in cooperation with other law enforcement agencies, in the continuing fight against illegal drugs. We are pleased to have led the effort to protect our citizens against the dangers of LSD by this significant disruption in the nationwide supply of this drug.

    SAC Delgado wishes to publicly thank United States Attorney Eric Melgren for his leadership in the prosecution of this case and all the local law enforcement agencies that helped us bring this case to today's conclusion.

    For additional information, please contact Special Agent Richard Meyer at the DEA San Francisco Division at 415-436-7994.

    See news release on the sentencing

    HYDRO BILL Junior Member

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    The poor birds!:dazed:
  10. GucciCondom

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    Thousands Of Pounds Of Marijuana Seized In Grosse Point Park, Michigan

    Detroit, MI- On March 1, 2003, the Melvindale, Michigan Police Department contacted the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Detroit office with information regarding a major marijuana shipment that was connected to an ongoing DEA/Michigan State Police investigation. The information provided by the Melvindale Police Department indicated that a tractor-trailer containing a large truckload of marijuana had arrived in the Detroit area and was to be delivered to a home in the upscale community of Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan.

    Members of the Melvindale Police, DEA Detroit and the Michigan State Police COMET Narcotics Unit acted on the Melvindale Police information and seized approximately 3,700 pounds of marijuana. Law enforcement officers arrested a truck driver who subsequently agreed to cooperate. Agents conducted a controlled delivery to the marijuana recipient at 1404 Devonshire in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan. Local resident John BROSNAN was arrested as he took possession of the marijuana. Brosnan was arraigned in U.S. District Court in Detroit and charged with conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

    "This marijuana seizure and the progress made in the investigation could not have happened without the Melvindale Police Department and their investigators recognizing the significance of the organization and working cooperatively with the DEA and the Michigan State Police," said Michael A. Braun, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Detroit Field Division.

  11. GucciCondom

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    Second Largest Seizure In Europe And Third Largest In The United States

    JOHN P. GILBRIDE, Acting Special Agent In Charge, New York Division of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, and the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York announced the arrest of three Israel nationals and the seizure of approximately 1.4 MILLION ECSTASY TABLETS (approximately 288 kilograms) with an estimated value of $42 MILLON DOLLARS. To date, this is the largest seizure of ecstasy in Europe and the third largest seizure in the United States.

    The investigation revealed that on August 21, 2002, defendants Ofir LEBAR and Ofir WEIZMAN arrived at a warehouse in Belgium where three diamond polishing tables were awaiting shipment. LEBAR AND WEIZMAN proceeded to stock the polishing tables with the ecstasy tablets in plain sight of warehouse workers. When questioned about the tablets they responded that the tablets were "horse vitamins".

    On August 23, 2002 Belgium Federal Police responded to information that tablets were secreted inside three diamond polishing tables intend to be loaded on a container ship bound for the United States. The Belgian Federal Police took custody of the tablets and turned the ecstasy tablets and tables over to the Brussels Country Office of the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.

    The Belgium Federal Police allowed the tables, absent the pills to leave as scheduled, bound for the United States where the Drug Enforcement Administration would continue monitoring the delivery.

    With assistance of the United States Customs Service it was subsequently determined that WEIZMAN entered the United States on September 29, 2002 and LEBAR on October 2, 2002.

    The investigation further revealed a meeting scheduled by LEBAR with Nachshow SINVANNI on October 7, 2002 for the purpose of delivering approximately 900,000 ecstasy tablets to SINVANNI. It was during this transaction that DEA and U.S. Customs Agents arrested defendants WEIZMAN, LEBAR AND SINVANNI.

    Acting Special Agent in Charge John P. Gilbride stated "the dismantling of this major international drug trafficking organization shows us once again the success of cooperative investigative pursuits between federal, state, local and foreign law enforcement counterparts. This comprehensive law enforcement approach coupled with the Drug Enforcement Administration's demand reduction efforts will continue our achievements in the fight against drug trafficking in this nation."

    The investigation is continuing.

  12. GucciCondom

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    Operation Candy Box: Over 130 Arrested in American-Canadian Crackdown on Ecstasy and Marijuana Drug Ring

    Deputy Attorney General James Comey and DEA Administrator Karen Tandy announce the culmination of Operation Candy Box
    March 31 - More than 130 people were arrested today in 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.

    One outcome of this three-year investigation, called Operation Candy Box, was the discovery that Ecstasy trafficking, which had largely been controlled by Russian and Israeli gangs, had now spread to groups with ties to Southeast Asia. The two principal targets of this investigation were Ze Wai Wong, a Chinese national, and Mai Phuong Le, a Vietnamese national.

    MDMA Tableting Lab Seized Marijuana

    A second outcome of the operation was the disruption of a sizable money laundering business and the discovery of significant weaknesses in the U.S. financial system that make money laundering possible. The Drug Enforcement Administration, under its Administrator, Karen Tandy, has made financial investigations a priority of the agency.

    Seized Pill Stamps that were used to impress designs and logos onto Ecstasy tablets marketed in cities across the U.S.
    Operation Candy Box, which started with some intelligence passed on to American authorities, was initiated in the U.S. in May 2001 by DEA and FBI agents in New York City. It eventually became an operation which encompassed 16 cities in the U.S. and three in Canada.

    The large number of arrests was only part of the story of Operation Candy Box. The investigation also resulted in the seizure of large quantities of drugs and organizational assets, including manufacturing labs.

    Operation Candy Box Statistics*
    (One Day Only - March 31, 2004)
    Seizures (in the U.S.):
    U.S. Currency: $2,862,300
    Weapons: 34
    Vehicles: 35
    Ecstasy Tablets: 7,000
    Marijuana: 206 lbs

    *As of 4/2/04, Statistics are
    Subject to Change
    Operation Candy Box Statistics*
    (Total Throughout the Two-Year Investigation)
    Seizures (in the U.S.):
    U.S. Currency: $8.7 Million
    Weapons: 46
    Vehicles: 35
    Ecstasy Tablets: 407,000
    Marijuana: 1,370 lbs

    *As of 4/2/04, Statistics are
    Subject to Change

  13. GucciCondom

    GucciCondom Veteran Member

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    I only posted the ones I thought were significant. Im tired. I'll throw more on later, as I find this shit very interesting.
  14. Fondles

    Fondles Veteran Member

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    *edited for contenet*
  15. GucciCondom

    GucciCondom Veteran Member

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    Look at all the shit their burning thats fucking all yayo.