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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 07:11 PM
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Holder Vows 'Cartels Will Be Destroyed'
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Edited on Wed Feb-25-09 07:12 PM by RamboLiberal
Source: ABC News

Attorney General Eric Holder issued a blunt warning today to Mexican drug cartels that he said pose a national security threat: "These cartels will be destroyed."

The warning came as the attorney general and acting Drug Enforcement Administration chief Michele Leonhart announced the completion of the final phase of DEA's "Operation Xcellerator," which targeted the Sinaloa cartel, a major western Mexico drug operation that has been expanding its reach into the United States.

The officials said that as a result of the operation, more than 750 suspected Mexican drug cartel members had been arrested and more than 23 tons of narcotics had been seized during the past 21 months.

The Sinaloa cartel is one of several believed to responsible for kidnappings and murders within the United States in addition to extraordinary carnage in Mexico.

As part of the operation, authorities made arrests in Chicago, Minneapolis, Boise, Atlanta, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, San Antonio and Miami.




Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/FedCrimes/story?id=6957287...
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