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DOJ and DEA Announce Arrests of Over 600 Alleged Mexican Cartel Members

DOJ and DEA Announce Arrests of Over 600 Alleged Mexican Cartel Members

“the single largest strike by U.S. authorities against CJNG, and this is just the beginning”

The Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration just announced the arrest of over 600 alleged Mexican Cartel members as part of an operation called “Project Python.”

J. Edward Moreno reports at The Hill:

Feds arrest over 600 alleged Mexican cartel members

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced Wednesday that more than 600 arrests have been made as a result of an interagency operation cracking down on Mexican cartel activity.

“Project Python,” a DEA-led initiative, targeted members of Cártel de Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG). According to the DEA, over the last six months federal law enforcement officials have been monitoring the activities of the accused.

The operation resulted in more than 600 arrests nationwide, 350 indictments and “significant seizures of money and drugs,” according to the agencies.

“Project Python marks the most comprehensive action to date in the Department of Justice’s campaign to disrupt, dismantle, and ultimately destroy CJNG,” Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski said in a statement.

Benczkowski cited an executive order President Trump passed shortly after Trump was inaugurated in 2017 that condemned cartel operations in the U.S. and directed federal law enforcement to use the Threat Mitigation Working Group, which was put in place by the Obama administration in 2011.

The video below is 20 minutes long but the first five minutes cover the basics:

The DEA website has more on Project Python:

DEA-led operation nets more than 600 arrests targeting Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación

The Justice Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration today announced the results of Project Python, a DEA-led interagency operation encompassing all global investigations and related disruption activities targeting the Cártel de Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG).

This announcement marks the successful conclusion of six months of investigative and enforcement activity targeting CJNG, culminating in large scale arrests throughout the country within the past week. Project Python has resulted in more than 600 arrests, 350 indictments, as well as significant seizures of money and drugs.

“Project Python is the single largest strike by U.S. authorities against CJNG, and this is just the beginning,” said Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon. “This strategic and coordinated project exemplifies DEA’s mission: to disrupt, dismantle, and destroy drug trafficking organizations around the world and bring their leaders to justice. Today, DEA has disrupted CJNG’s operations, and there is more to come as DEA continues its relentless attack on this remorseless criminal organization.”

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prog nitwits crying RAYCISS in 3….2….1….

Wow. He’s the *Acting* Head of the DEA — appointed almost two years ago. Why still just “acting”?

    gonzotx in reply to clintack. | March 12, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    Avoids the chaos of what the Democrats will bring prior to a vote

    Milhouse in reply to clintack. | March 12, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    Trump announced five months ago that he intends to nominate him as administrator, but he hasn’t yet done so. I suppose because the nomination line is already crowded, and the senate Democrats are holding it up as much as they can.

      clintack in reply to Milhouse. | March 12, 2020 at 8:07 pm

      Ah. So he’s not “acting” because the Senate is dragging their feet, but because he hasn’t actually gotten the real nomination. Interesting.

      Probably makes him much easier to fire, if he doesn’t work out. I wonder if that’s intentional.

Katy L. Stamper | March 12, 2020 at 8:06 pm

Oh, yes, they’re going to assimilate!!!!


I can’t find it where I originally saw it in the L.A. Times, but latins in the Sheriff’s Dept. there have formed gangs.

And the excuse from the top brass? “It’s their culture.”

Assimilation will save us!

    Morning Sunshine in reply to Katy L. Stamper. | March 12, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    I am reminded of the British in India. I do not know if it is a true story, but if not, it makes a good fable.

    A funeral was happening and they were about to lead the widow to the pyre. The British rode in to stop the sati, but the Indian official in charge said “this is our culture; it is what we do.” To which the British man said “fine, I understand that. Follow your culture. But our culture is that we hang any man who kills a woman. So you practice yours and we’ll practice ours.”

    not all cultural practices are equal.

      “Be it so. This burning of widows is your custom; prepare the funeral pile. But my nation has also a custom. When men burn women alive we hang them, and confiscate all their property. My carpenters shall therefore erect gibbets on which to hang all concerned when the widow is consumed. Let us all act according to national customs.[To Hindu priests complaining to him about the prohibition of Sati religious funeral practice of burning widows alive on her husband’s funeral pyre.]”

      Charles James Napier

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Katy L. Stamper. | March 13, 2020 at 6:01 am

    Los Angeles county hasn’t had a decent sheriff since the days of Eugene Biscaluz.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | March 12, 2020 at 9:31 pm

It’s a good start…….

SpaceInvader | March 12, 2020 at 9:51 pm

Pelosi is gonna be pissed. That’s her office staff.

SpaceInvader | March 12, 2020 at 9:51 pm

Pelosi is gonna be pissed. That’s her office staff.

You’re welcome, Mexico.

It’s great the DOG – er, DOJ – is busing these maniacs. But obama, clinton, biden, kerry, pelosi and the like are far worse threats to our nation.

Until their looting of our country is exposed, cartel maniacs are just small pimples.

They’re not on the podium, but I tip my glass to the undercover agents who put this all together at great risk to themselves.

Well, it’s a start. What the hell we do with them is a question, isn’t it? One of our prisons? Not to be dismissive of the effort, but the mainstreaming drugs and the drug culture in this country today is a disaster. We seem to be the world’s biggest market for drugs. No answers.

Any mayors or city council members arrested in any of those sanctuary cities?