Schema-Root.org logo

 

  cross-referenced news and research resources about

 U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Operations Division

The DEA Special Operations Division (SOD) is a secretive division within the DEA, which forwards information from wiretaps, intercepts and databases from various sources to federal agents and local law enforcement officials. The SOD came under scrutiny following the 2013 mass surveillance disclosures.

Schema-Root.org logo
images:  google   yahoo YouTube
spacer

updated Sun. September 12, 2021

-
La Roux is a former computer programmer and a former criminal cartel boss and informant to the DEA. ... It is also a chronicle of the manhunt for Le Roux across six continents by an elite team of investigators from the 960 Group, a secretive element within the agency's Special Operations Division. He was ...
Each group will be organized based on joint task forces of Special Ops, Army, Air Force and Navy. Selected units and personnel will ... National Guard, Border Patrol, DEA, and local sheriffs' units would conduct border security operations on the United States side of the border. This initiative does not violate ...

Nineteen individuals were arrested by joint forces of the Southern Police District (SPD) District Drug Enforcement Unit, District Special Operations Unit ... SAN CARLOS CITY,PANGASINAN — Operatives of San Carlos City Police in coordination with Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region 1 ...
Raymond Donovan, special agent in charge for the DEA's Special Operations Division: Donovan said 97% of the heroin seized by DEA in 2017 originated in Mexico, up from 82% a year prior. (These figures, however, were disputed by Ibarra, who cited information gaps on drug trafficking that the U.S. and ...
... Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) operatives in Negros Oriental arrested six persons in an anti-illegal drugs operation Wednesday in this city. An initial police report said that a joint team of elements from the PNP Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit, the Provincial Intelligence Bureau-Special Operations ...
He also served with the Community Relations Department (PAL) for 2 1/2 years, Street Crimes Unit (Patrol) for 5 years, Narcotics Unit (DEA Task Force) for 2 1/2 years and is currently a member of S.W.A.T., ... He has served in patrol, K-9, Special Operations, SWAT, and the Professional Standards Unit.

Reuters first published details about the practice in a 2013 investigation that revealed that the DEA's Special Operations Division—whose activities earned it the nickname "the dark side"—was regularly funneling tips obtained from wiretaps, surveillance, and a massive telephone database to field agents ...
I extend the highest praise to my Special Operations Group, as well as every member of the operation. The courage and ... The DEA Monmouth/Ocean HIDTA Task Force was formed for this exact reason, to bring additional resources to aid in the fight against drug trafficking in Ocean County. Our goal is to ...
A total of 28 arrests, three fugitive warrants and nine controlled dangerous substance manufacturing facilities were dismantled thanks to Ocean County's High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area partnership's first investigation, according to an announcement on Friday from Prosecutor Joseph Coronato.
Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato said it was the biggest drug operation at least since the Ocean County Strike Team – now known as the Special Operations Group – was formed in 1988. Coronato credited the operation with the county's recent federal designation as a High Intensity Drug ...
He was also joined by New Jersey DEA special agent Valerie A. Nickerson and First Assistant Attorney General Jennifer Davenport. ... The prosecutor's special operations group, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Ocean/Monmouth High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force and 30 state, county, ...
TOMS RIVER — A total of 28 arrests, three fugitive warrants and nine controlled dangerous substance production facilities were dismantled during Operation Heading Back, a multi-agency effort with Ocean County's High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area task force, Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato announced ...
15, when the Abilene Special Operations Division and a K9 Unit, were sent to a business on the city's south side after a report came in about a suspicious ... that certain businesses in Abilene are still selling products that contain CBD, which are now illegal to sell or possess after the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) ...
As a result of his work ethic and performance on the job, he was elevated to the Special Operations Section (SOS) Division, according to former members of the DEA Detroit Group One Task Force. While in the SOS Division, he worked vice, the Larceny Unit, and was eventually assigned to a plainclothes ...
“These law enforcement actions should serve notice that no drug criminal is safe or anonymous on the dark web,” said DEA European Regional Director Kevin ... DEA's Special Operations Division coordinated the US portion of the international action while FBI, HSI, CBP, IRS, and USPIS also assisted.
He said it means special operations teams working with security forces on land and the presence of Coast Guard Medium Endurance Cutters on the seas. ... rather than cocaine coming largely from Colombia, the Drug Enforcement Agency lists China as a manufacturer of finished and precursors for fentanyl ...
Federal agents at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration speak in veiled terms about the secret DEA unit that shares intelligence from the National Security Agency and other organizations with law enforcement for use in criminal investigations. They call it the “Dark Side.” The Special Operations ...

For years, the DEA led the battle against Hezbollah's drug trafficking through Project Cassandra, a decade-long operation run by the DEA through the Special Operations Division, a multi-agency coordination center that enables stakeholders from the law enforcement and intelligence communities to share ...
EXCLUSIVE: In a deal firmed as an electrifying criminal murder trial unfolds, HarperCollins – under the publishing imprint established by filmmaker Michael Mann — has preemptively acquired publishing rights to a book Elaine Shannon has written about the transnational organized crime figure Paul Le ...
A joint operation conducted by the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Barangay Pasong Tamo resulted in the ... Another operation conducted by members of the QCPD Special Operations Unit, along with the District Drug Enforcement Unit, led to the arrest of two ...
“Beast of Burden” — A pilot running drugs between Mexico and the U.S. is torn between his allegiance to the cartel and a deal with the DEA. ... “The Chamber” — A special-ops team and the crew of a commercial vessel are trapped in a submersible at the bottom of the Yellow Sea off the coast of North ...
(READ: 'CMS not the only issue in frigates dea;'). Mercado said he was merely echoing the recommendation of the Navy's Technical Working Group (TWG). "I was the Flag Officer in Command. I was desigated to be the head of all the officers and men of the Navy, so I'm going to stand up for what they want," ...
“These law enforcement actions should serve notice that no drug criminal is safe or anonymous on the dark web,” said DEA European Regional Director Kevin ... DEA's Special Operations Division coordinated the US portion of the international action while FBI, HSI, CBP, IRS, and USPIS also assisted.
He said it means special operations teams working with security forces on land and the presence of Coast Guard Medium Endurance Cutters on the seas. ... rather than cocaine coming largely from Colombia, the Drug Enforcement Agency lists China as a manufacturer of finished and precursors for fentanyl ...
The Oconee County Sheriff's Office arrested eight people after a monthslong investigation into methamphetamine trafficking. Authorities on Thursday executed four search warrants looking for suspects, drugs, cash, stolen items and guns. The sting was the start of "Operation Avalanche," the Sheriff's Office ...
"There's no one in law enforcement trying to invade anyone's privacy rights," said Derek Maltz, former DEA special agent in charge of special operations in Virginia. "We're trying to stay in the game, and the game is changing daily." According to the United Nations, the illicit drug trade generates $4 billion ...
... school resource officers, D.A.R.E. officers, K-9 units, federal Marshal and DEA task force assignments, Special Operations Team and Crisis Negotiations specialists, and the Community Response Team (which specializes in community-police relations and community outreach and education programs).
“We have sources on the record saying that there's a unit within the DEA called the Special Operations Division that is distributing tips (to local police) that lead to investigations or prosecutions daily,” St. Vincent says. “We don't know what they might be doing that they're not disclosing. Even the things that ...
"We have sources on the record saying that there's a unit within the DEA called the Special Operations Division that is distributing tips (to local police) that lead to investigations or prosecutions daily," St. Vincent says. "We don't know what they might be doing that they're not disclosing. Even the things that ...
The Army's Special Operations Recruiting Battalion sponsored a free screening of the movie “12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers” ... you get with Special Forces, not only within the Army, but also qualifications for three-letter-agencies like CIA, FBI and DEA,” the SORB recruiter said.
More recently, scandal engulfed the Special Operations Section after disturbing allegations surfaced that the elite team of officers routinely robbed suspected drug dealers as well as law-abiding citizens during illegal stops and searches. The blowback was severe — numerous officers were criminally ...
They were caught by a mobile patrol unit during a special operation conducted by regional Metrorail protection services. They were handed over to Bishop Lavis police to be charged. Metrorail regional manager Richard Walker warned that cutting electrical cable is extremely dangerous. "Railway current is ...
Last month, a Politico investigation ignited a firestorm by charging that the Obama administration deliberately undermined Project Cassandra, an ambitious effort by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to stop Hezbollah from trafficking drugs into the United States and Europe. Veterans of the Obama ...
Raymond Donovan, in charge of DEA special operations, said “Najera used his position in the Honduran Congress to facilitate huge amounts of drug trafficking and corruption, while using security teams possessing dangerous and deadly weapons.” The DEA said Najera supported multiple drug trafficking ...
“All agents in DEA field organizations are excepted from furlough because they support active counternarcotics investigations. This encompasses 21 domestic divisions, 7 regional foreign divisions, critical tactical support groups including the El Paso Intelligence Center and the Special Operations Division, ...
“All agents in DEA field organizations are excepted from furlough because they support active counternarcotics investigations. This encompasses 21 domestic divisions, 7 regional foreign divisions, critical tactical support groups including the El Paso Intelligence Center and the Special Operations Division, ...
Led by Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan, HSI will partner with investigators from the DEA, including its Special Operations Division, FBI, Assistant United States Attorneys and attorneys from the Justice Department's Criminal Division and National Security Division to support the new team's ...
Obama sidelined golden opportunity to crush Hizballah, says ex-DEA official ... "In my personal opinion, having been the guy in charge of the special operations for 10 years, we lost a golden opportunity to crush Hizballah," said Foreign Affairs Committee, Derek Maltz, who headed the special operations ...
Numerous questions also remain about the DEA Special Operations Division's “Dark Side.” A former federal prosecutor told us, “The Dark Side does stuff that doesn't come to the public's attention.” Another former federal prosecutor who has worked in the division said that members “do everything legally,” ...
The method was first revealed in a 2013 Reuters investigation, which detailed how the Special Operations Division, a secretive unit within the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), had been funneling surveillance tips to field agents and other agencies to build cases. Meanwhile, it trained agents to ...
Federal agents at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration speak in veiled terms about the secret DEA unit that shares intelligence from the National Security Agency and other organizations with law enforcement for use in criminal investigations. They call it the “Dark Side.” The Special Operations ...
Medallion that includes the words 'Special Operations Division' with an image of Darth Vader over the globe on one side, and the words 'Drug Enforcement Administration' and the DEA logo on the other side. The item was shown to a Human Rights Watch researcher by a former member of the Justice ...
Maltz, who helmed the DEA's special operations division for a decade, also pushed back against former Obama State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf, who dismissed Politico's report as backed by “low-level, ideological sources who clearly don't like the Iran deal.” “I have a problem with her referring ...
Maltz is the DEA whistleblower Politico investigative reporter Josh Meyer quoted extensively in his bombshell report about the scandal last month. Maltz said he “found it very, very odd" that used ... “I was the head of the Special Operations Division for over ten years. Thirty different agencies, three countries, ...
If the DEA seizes it, they send a replacement," said Dr. John Gallagher, a Sharon-based gynecologist and chairman of the Pennsylvania Medical Society's opioids ... Scot Graham, captain of special operations with Mutual Aid Ambulance Service, said his staff is busier than ever answering overdose calls.
The story's most politically charged claim is that President Obama “let Hezbollah off the hook” in an effort to secure a nuclear deal with Iran. It suggests that the Obama Justice Department did not act decisively on the information obtained by the DEA operation, including failing to push for the extradition of ...
In its determination to secure a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration derailed an ambitious and highly successful campaign led by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to halt large scale drug trafficking and other international organized crime activities by Hezbollah. The DEA operation, called ...
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Wednesday awarded four civilians with over P4 million in cash reward as part of its campaign to ... 2016 by the combined elements of the PDEA Regional Office III and the Philippine National Police Anti-Illegal Drugs Group Special Operations Unit Team ...
“The sentencing of Campo-Flores and Flores-de Freitas serves as a strong reminder that anyone choosing to traffic drugs will be relentlessly pursued by the DEA and prosecuted for their involvement in such activities,” said DEA Special Operations Division Special Agent-in-Charge Raymond Donovan.
“The sentencing of Campo-Flores and Flores-de Freitas serves as a strong reminder that anyone choosing to traffic drugs will be relentlessly pursued by the DEA and prosecuted for their involvement in such activities,” said DEA Special Operations Division Special Agent-in-Charge Raymond Donovan. “Campo-Flores and ...


 

news and opinion


 


 


 


 


schema-root.org

    usa
     government
      branches
       executive
        departments
         justice
          dea
           divisions
             special operations

cross-references for
special operations: