“These arrests demonstrate what can be achieved when domestic and international law enforcement partners team up against a common foe,” Gonzales said.
But a report on Wednesday by a U.N. watchdog indicated U.S. anti-drug authorities face a daunting task.
Mexican cartels now dominate drug trafficking in the United States, are taking over areas once controlled by Colombians and even grow cannabis in U.S. territory, the International Narcotics Control Board said in its annual report.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) said the latest operation netted more than 13.5 tonnes of marijuana, 4.7 tonnes of cocaine, hundreds of pounds (kg) of methamphetamine and heroin, and $45.2 million in drug proceeds.
The investigation also led to the seizure of $6.1 million in property and assets, roughly 100 weapons and 94 vehicles.
That’s what, about 1% of annual shipments? Also, what did it cost?