DEA launches nationwide effort to combat drug-related crime
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The DEA launch Project Safeguard working in collaboration with Federal, State, and local partners, including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the U.S. Marshals Service. It isl comprised of three focus areas to address the growing violent crime threat in many cities across the United States:
- Disrupting, dismantling, and destroying the most significant violent drug trafficking organizations throughout the United States;
- Increasing collaboration with ATF to ensure effective federal prosecution of firearms traffickers associated with drug trafficking organizations;
- Prioritizing the capture of DEA fugitives who employ violence as part of drug trafficking.