Though the war on terrorism is far from over, the FBI has made
a great deal of progress in concert with its many partners. The
following represent a summary of key achievements from September
11, 2001, to January 2003.
- The war on terror has led to the capture of more than 3,000
Al-Qa'ida leaders and foot soldiers around the world.
- The FBI has worked closely with the Treasury Department and
other partners to target 62 organizations and freeze $125 million
in assets worldwide used to fund terrorist activities.
- In the United States, nearly 200 suspected terrorist associates
have been charged with crimes as the result of FBI investigations.
- Through criminal, intelligence, and terrorism prevention efforts,
FBI investigations have disrupted alleged terrorist cells in Buffalo,
Detroit, and Portland and led to the arrest of 18 suspected terrorists.
- Working closely with the Department of Immigration and Naturalization
Services, the FBI has identified and deported nearly 500 individuals
in violation of U.S. law.
Joining the War on Terrorism with the War on Drugs
- In November 2002, joint investigations of the FBI and the Drug
Enforcement Administration resulted in four individuals being
charged in a $25 million drugs-for-weapons scheme and three individuals
being indicted for trading drugs for anti-aircraft missiles, which
they said they planned to sell to Al-Qaida forces in Afghanistan.
- While protecting America, the FBI has taken strong action to
prevent vigilantism against Muslim, Sikh, and Arab Americans.
Since September 11, the FBI has investigated more than 360 cases,
sending a clear message that such actions will not be tolerated.