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We get analysis from David Silverberg, editor for Homeland Security Today.
March 23rd, 2011 at 11 AM
Criminal enterprises operating globally - so-called "Transnational Criminal Organizations" -- have spent years refining their approaches to all types of illicit trafficking including narcotics, weapons, illicitly gained and laundered money, and even modern day slavery. In many ways, these organizations can be considered multi-national corporations, given their size, reach, and sophistication. Indeed, their production and logistics operations rival best practices in the commercial sector, with highly resilient supply chains driven by the need to minimize the risk of seizure. TCOs often directly and indirectly enable, support, and facilitate insurgencies and terrorism; undermine state stability, security, and sovereignty; and corrupt legitimate global financial and trade networks. The stakes are high. U.S. Law Enforcement, Homeland Security, and the Department of Defense (DoD) find themselves at the front lines of this global security issue. As criminal organizations adapt to traditional interdiction methodologies, stakeholders across government are coming together to stem the tide, looking at what new technologies and whole of government approaches can be brought to bear to address this complex threat.
Prince George's Count Police have been making progress in 13 homicide cases, with arrests in four of them. Magaw is quick to point out one of the cases may not be criminal, describing it as a "justifiable homicide." Still, the surge in violence has the agency on the alert.
State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks will be visiting various locations in Prince George's County to try and unearth information connected to the 13 murders that have taken place in the county since the beginning of the year.
Prince George's County is bringing in over 100 federal agents to help stay the string of murders that have left more than a dozen dead just days into the new year.
Learn more about the DEA's work to crackdown on drug trade
This week, host Ruben Gomez talks with Tom Harrigan, DEA chief of operations.
July 29, 2010
This week, host Ruben Gomez talks with Tony Placido, Chief of Intelligence at the DEA.
July 8, 2010
The herb, most commonly referred to as K-2 but also known as "Spice" and "Gold Spice," is sprayed with a chemical that mimics the high of marijuana.