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Archive for June 29th, 2011

U.S. Border Patrol Arrest Smugglers Disguised as Law Enforcement Officers

U.S. Border Patrol Arrest Smugglers Disguised as  Law Enforcement Officers

NILAND, Calif. – On June 2, 2011, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio station arrested two smugglers disguised as law enforcement officers attempting to transport over $2.6 million dollars of narcotics through the Highway 111 checkpoint near Niland. The incident occurred at approximately 7 p.m., when a Border Patrol canine team at primary inspection alerted to a blue Chevrolet Silverado occupied by what appeared to be corrections officers from the California Department of [...]

Cuts in Proposed Budget – Will “Cripple” Anti-Gang and Anti-Drug Efforts

Cuts in Proposed Budget – Will “Cripple” Anti-Gang and Anti-Drug Efforts

Law enforcement leaders from across the state of California today criticized the deep cuts to the Department of Justice's law enforcement budget that specifically targeted anti-gang and anti-drug programs. The general fund reduction proposals would reduce by $71 million the budget of the Division of Law Enforcement. This could lead to the loss of several hundred special agents and other personnel, the dissolution of 55 statewide task forces - many of which coordinate responses to [...]

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