A big win in the fight Against Cartels -Project Python

Not enough good news getting attention right now with the politicization of the viral outbreak but here is some worthy of note.

Congrats to all of the agencies and individuals involved.

This is the end result of a 3 year program that began with Trump’s promise to crack down on the worst of the gangs and cartels.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced Wednesday that more than 600 arrests have been made as a result of an interagency operation cracking down on Mexican cartel activity.

“Project Python,” a DEA-led initiative, targeted members of Cártel de Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG). According to the DEA, over the last six months federal law enforcement officials have been monitoring the activities of the accused.

The operation resulted in more than 600 arrests nationwide, 350 indictments and “significant seizures of money and drugs,” according to the agencies.

“Project Python marks the most comprehensive action to date in the Department of Justice’s campaign to disrupt, dismantle, and ultimately destroy CJNG,” Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski said in a statement.

Benczkowski cited an executive order President Trump passed shortly after Trump was inaugurated in 2017 that condemned cartel operations in the U.S. and directed federal law enforcement to use the Threat Mitigation Working Group, which was put in place by the Obama administration in 2011.


Last month Oseguera Cervantes’s son was extradited from Mexico to the U.S. to be served drug trafficking charges. Two weeks ago, on Feb. 26, his daughter was arrested by federal officials for financial crimes.

This is good news. Even Mexico appears to be cooperating with the Trump Administration? Trump really has gotten Mexico to step up.

I hope the DEA sends the money they confiscated to be used building the border wall. Then Trump can say that Mexicans directly paid for it. :sunglasses:


Excellent news!

Awesome news. Good on the DEA

Thanks for not politicizing a virus by mentioning the politicization of the virus.

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It’s good news and not trying to downplay a small victory but it wont make a dent. Always another couple hundred cockroaches ready to pick up the slack. Until the demand goes down just putting bu Bubblegum in the dam.

Since we get pretty much this same story every other year, FEDS HAVE MASSIVE BUST, I’d say you’ve made a safe prediction.

More than 11 tons of drugs and $32 million have been intercepted as part of Project Coronado, which has netted more than 1,200 arrests in the past 24 months.

Mexico’s level of cooperation seems to be dependent on which of the cartels are involved and how invested they are in state and federal gov’t officials.


Look at Felix Gallardo. Guy was protected by elements of the Mexican government even after he had a DEA agent brutally murdered. But in 1989 he had fallen out of favor with his benefactors (He was causing more trouble than he was worth by that point and they needed someone to pin that fraudulent election on) and he was arrested out of nowhere.

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I’ve seen reports from legitimate outlets saying the cartels had invested over a hundred million in the last president. Knowing what I do of Mexico that’s probably a low estimate.

Do you have any links to those reports?