Money Clip Dismantles
Major Money Laundering and Drug Operation
19--DEA Administrator Karen P. Tandy today announced the results
Money Clip, a multi-jurisdictional, Special Operations Division
coordinated, multi-agency Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task
Force (OCDETF) investigation that targeted and dismantled an
international money laundering and drug trafficking organization
and resulted in the arrest of 83 defendants.
Survivors Benefit Fund Supports Families of Our Heroes with
Scholarships and Grants
Left to right: Dr. Sam Torres, Mrs. Margie Montoya, Mr.
John Montoya, SAC Steve Delgado and DEASBF Board Member Brian
Angeles, CA--On August 25, 2004, on behalf of the DEA Survivors
Special Agent in Charge Steve Delgado of the Los
Angeles Field Division presented a check for $25,000 to the California
State University Long Beach School of Criminal Justice. The endowment
was presented to the DEA Special Agent George Montoya Scholarship
Fund. The check was accepted by Special Agent Montoya’s parents,
John and Margie, and Dr. Samuel Torres, Chairman of the Criminal
Eliminates Major Source of US Meth
Joint US/Canada Investigation Yields
Amounts of Ephedrine,
23--DEA Deputy Administrator Michele Leonhart today
announced the successful culmination of Operation Brain
a 17-month joint OCDETF investigation which identified and
dismantled the most significant source of ephedrine from Canada
to the United States. Operation Brain Drain targeted Canadian
bulk ephedrine distributors and their U.S. associates, as well
as U.S.-based Mexican methamphetamine manufacturers and distributors.
DEA and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police led a joint effort
in this investigation.