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Tag: operation anvil

DEA Shakes Up Drug Trafficking in Central America

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The DEA is shaking up the drug war in Central America following two lethal DEA-related shootings of suspected Honduras drug smugglers, The Global Post reports.

The shooting deaths of trafficking suspects on June 23 and July 3 is part of a new DEA mission called “Operation Anvil” in which U.S. agents team up with Honduran anti-drug forces to combat narcotic trafficking.

As a result of the crackdown, drug traffickers are shifting smuggling routes, the Global Post reported.

Honduras has become the principle launching pad for loads of U.S.-bound cocaine.

Drug Killing in Honduras is Part of Aggressive DEA Strategy

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The shooting death of a suspected drug trafficker in Honduras by a federal agent is part of a new, aggressive enforcement strategy that started in April, the Washington Post reports.

Since then, the DEA has seen a dramatic increase in arrests.

The mission is called Operation Anvil and is run by six U.S. Department helicopters that search out suspicious flights, according to the Post.

As part of the new operation, drug agents follow every flight of unknown origin and bypass rules of U.S. military engagement by contracting with non-U.S. pilots, the Post reported.