June 10th, 2010
11:39 AM ET

Holder: 2,200 arrested, 74.1 tons seized in drug probe

Attorney General Eric Holder announced the arrest Thursday of more than 2,200 individuals on narcotics-related charges in the United States and the seizure of more than 74.1 tons of illegal drugs in a 22-month probe called Projective Deliverance.

Project Deliverance targeted the transportation infrastructure of Mexican drug trafficking organizations in the United States, especially along the Southwest border.

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  1. d

    wots gwammer and spielcheek?

    June 10, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Christian

    Hey Tacoloca, thanks for the manifesto. Nice broad clique generalizations as well. Please troll elswhere. Bottomline, it's time to be more pragmatic about this issue. Changes are needed.

    June 10, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dan

    I can't believe this racist administration!! They are going after these poor Mexicans just because of the color of their skin!! All they want is to make a living for themselves and their families and the Obama government wants to arrest them for nothing more than breaking the law because they are selling drugs. What a bunch of hypocrites.

    June 10, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Monty

    all you Respondents must be all JUNKIES...

    June 10, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • boocat

      No but I do love marijuana on occasion...

      June 10, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  5. mitch hedberg

    "I used to do drugs, I still do, but I used to too" Just lightening the mood.

    June 10, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Educated tired tax payer

    People that need drugs to feel good are missing out on what they could be doing. I use to feel sorry for them, not anymore. Tax dollars should not be used to get them off drugs. People need to be more accountable for their decisions in life. Once a follower, always a follower.

    June 10, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Drugs are big business. As much money as the U.S. government claims to have seized from drug bust it could pay down the national debt, so where is all that money going. Drug Addiction is also a disability and addicts get a government check to buy more drugs, so that puts tax payers in the middle of funding drugs.

    June 10, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Bobby

    71 tons That's a mere drop in the bucket. LOL AT YOU Attorney General Eric Holder.

    June 10, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Minneapolis

    If you are not Native American Indian, you are not from the country, nor is your parents or ancestors. Why shouldn't whites go back to the country why they committ a crime. Mexican don't have Planes, Boats or anythilng else to bring drugs to the US.

    June 10, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jon B

    Drugs are not the problem. I agree that we should legalize all of them and let the cartels go out of business.

    June 10, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  11. DNA

    Note to DEA: It won't help. It will only make the criminals more violent. But if you had read your history about prohibition you would know this.

    June 10, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jessica


    June 10, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • johnnyhouse

      we wanted change, we got it.

      June 10, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Matt

    22 months of wasted time and money. This will make little difference in the amount of drugs available or the number of drug users. The drug war is lost and it is time for a new policy.

    June 10, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  14. bigmack

    Here is on of the 2200 arrested. Chief Hernan Guerra from Sullivan City, Texas. City by the border, access to drugs, human trafficing, weapons and what have you. I'm just glad that we still have a few honest officers that risk their lifes every day to get drugs, weapons, and stop human trafficing in the USA. God Bless everyone this officers. Great Job.

    June 10, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  15. bob

    This is just for show, like when Bush did it, so they can try to grant amnisty to all the illegals. All lies. Also, the real number of illegals is closer to 25 million, not 12 million that our lieing politicians tell us.

    June 10, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • johnnyhouse

      Bush is no longer in the picture.

      June 10, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      Hey if they all lined up for you to count them, why didn't you just send them back at that point?

      June 10, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
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