International Operation Results in Arrests of Alleged Kingpins, Asset Forfeiture

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Tuesday, August 1, 2006
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
22
Issue: 
8
306
Abstract: 
On May 17, 2006, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced the results of Operation Twin Oceans, a multi-jurisdictional, international investigation targeting the Pablo Rayo-Montano drug trafficking organization (DTO) allegedly responsible for smuggling more than 15 tons of cocaine each month from Colombia to the streets of the U.S. and Europe. A coalition of international law enforcement groups, including the Brazilian Federal Police, the Panamanian Judicial Police, the Colombian National Police, and the DEA participated in the operation.