DEA NATIONAL RED RIBBON RALLY & Red Ribbon Week

Watch the Virtual National Red Ribbon Rally (above) October 1! Red Ribbon is a national anti-drug campaign that is celebrated annually, October 23-31. During Red Ribbon, young people in communities and schools across the nation pledge to live drug-free by wearing red ribbons and participating in community-wide anti-drug events. Red Ribbon Week is also a … Continue reading DEA NATIONAL RED RIBBON RALLY & Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23-31

RED RIBBON WEEK, which is celebrated annually October 23-31, is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program.  Red Ribbon Week was started after the death of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who in 1985 was brutally tortured and murdered by drug traffickers he was investigating in Mexico.  As a tribute to SA Camarena, … Continue reading Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23-31

PRESS RELEASE: Operation Crystal Shield

U.S. Drug Enforcement AdministrationFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: DEA Public Affairs(202) 307-7977 Press ReleaseAttorney General William P. Barr and Acting Administrator Timothy J. Shea Announce results of Operation Crystal Shield.Nearly 29,000 pounds of methamphetamine seized by DEA before reaching American streets. WASHINGTON – Today, Attorney General William P. Barr and Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Administrator Timothy J. … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: Operation Crystal Shield

Nearly $18M in cocaine seized in donated boxes of bananas

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) found something unexpected in 2 pallets comprised of 45 boxes of bananas that were donated at the Ports of America in Freeport: Nearly $18 million worth of cocaine. The bananas had been donated to the TDCJ because they were too ripe, the TDCJ said in a Facebook post. … Continue reading Nearly $18M in cocaine seized in donated boxes of bananas

Ex-DEA agent: Opioid crisis fueled by drug industry and Congress

Whistleblower Joe Rannazzisi says drug distributors pumped opioids into U.S. communities -- knowing that people were dying -- and says industry lobbyists and Congress derailed the DEA's efforts to stop it. In the midst of the worst drug epidemic in American history, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's ability to keep addictive opioids off U.S. streets … Continue reading Ex-DEA agent: Opioid crisis fueled by drug industry and Congress