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On October 22, 2009, U.S. federal authorities announced the results of a four-year investigation into ...
Thursday's Project Coronado bust and drug prices
heres the exerpt from wikipedia:
On October 22, 2009, U.S. federal authorities announced the results of a four-year investigation into the operations of La Familia Michoacana in the United States dubbed Project Coronado. It was the largest U.S. raid ever against Mexican drug cartels operating in the U.S. In over 19 different states, 303 individuals were taken into custody by a coordinated effort by local, state, and federal law enforcement over a two-day period. Over 62 kilograms (140 lb) of cocaine, 330 kilograms (730 lb) of methamphetamine, 440 kilograms (970 lb) of marijuana, 144 weapons, 109 vehicles, and two clandestine drug laboratories were seized during the arresting phase.
Since the commencement of "Project Coronado", the investigation has led to the arrest of more than 1,186 people and the seizure of approximately $33 million. Overall, almost 2 metric tons (2.2 short tons) of cocaine, 1,240 kilograms (2,700 lb) of methamphetamine, 13 kilograms (29 lb) of heroin, 7,430 kilograms (16,400 lb) of marijuana, 389 weapons, 269 vehicles, and two clandestine drug labs were seized.
"Multi-agency investigations such as Project Coronado are the key to disrupting the operations of complex criminal organizations like La Familia. Together – with the strong collaboration of our international, federal, state, and local partners – we have dealt a substantial blow to a group that has polluted our neighborhoods with illicit drugs and has terrorized Mexico with unimaginable violence," said FBI Director Mueller.
The investigative efforts in Project Coronado were coordinated by the multi-agency Special Operations Division, comprised of agents and analysts from the DEA, FBI, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Marshals Service and ATF, as well as attorneys from the Criminal Division’s Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section. More than 300 federal, state, local and foreign law enforcement agencies contributed investigative and prosecutorial resources to Project Coronado through OCDETF.
well im not intimately familiar with the intricacies of the united states drug network but anyone besides me worry that the loss of these guys is going to have a long term impact on drug prices in the southern states and possibly around the country? ofc itll take a few months for what is available know to be used up and the "lack of supply" to be realized by the end user and that might only be around texas/california and only if the other cartels dont pick up the slack and meet the demand fast enough. but i live in augusta,ga and most of the weed around here is just leftovers that we get while the bulk mexican stuff goes east to columbia, sc and the florida stuff heads up to atlanta.
just a year ago here weed was around $40 a gram and finally dropped to around $10.
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