U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

Drug Enforcement Administration

DEA agent gets 12 years for conspiring with Colombian cartel

A once-standout U.S. narcotics agent who used his badge to build a lavish lifestyle of expensive cars, parties on yachts and Tiffany jewels was sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison Thursday for conspiring to launder money with a Colombian cartel. But even as José Irizarry admitted to his crimes, he blamed former

Crime

Global sting: Secure FBI-run messaging network tricks crooks

Criminal gangs divulged plans for moving drug shipments and carrying out killings on a secure messaging system secretly run by the FBI, law enforcement agencies said Tuesday, as they unveiled a global sting operation they said dealt an “unprecedented blow” to organized crime in countries around the world. The operation known as Trojan Shield led

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