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$4 Million in Heroin Seized in Massive Drug Bust

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Federal, state and local officers confiscated more than 80 pounds of heroin and arrested 10 people in Washington, DC this week who were involved in a large-scale heroin ring.

DEA Seizes $1.8M in Heroin and Fetanyl

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The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) of Maine seized 4.4 pounds of heroin and four pounds of fentanyl as part of a drug bust in Massachusetts last week. 

El Chapo Arrives in U.S. Pleads Not Guilty to 17 Counts

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After arriving in the United States last week following his extradition from Mexico, drug lord El Chapo will face charges in Brooklyn, New York for operating a continuing criminal enterprise and other drug-related crimes through his leadership of the Mexican organized crime syndicate known as the Sinaloa Cartel, according to the Department of Justice.

Fifth Circuit: Exigent Circumstances Exception Applies to Vehicles

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Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held that a defendant’s consent to a search, obtained after invoking her right to remain silent, is not testimonial evidence that can be suppressed as a Miranda violation.

Former HSI Agent Accused of Stealing Drug Money

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A former Homeland Security Investigations agent was accused of using his position to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars of drug money and then laundering the money through real estate transactions and foreign banks.

Georgia Man Spent Lottery Winnings on Crystal Meth Business

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After winning $3 million from a lottery scratch-off game in 2015, a Georgia man sensibly chose to invest those gains. Unfortunately for him, his investment in a crystal meth business earned him decades behind bars.

This Week on FEDtalk

Sorting Through Cybersecurity Part 2: An Internal Agency Perspective

Tune in to FEDtalk this week for a discussion on Cybersecurity Awareness Month. A few weeks ago we heard from industry leaders about top cybersecurity concerns. This week, the individuals leading efforts to combat cyber threats in government will join us to discuss their work.

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Hear it from FLEOA

FLEOA Elects New National Officers at Bi-Annual Conference

Last week, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association elected the following National Officers at the 25th National Conference held in College Park, Maryland:

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