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              In this Dec. 11, 2012 file photo, Jack Riley, head of the Drug Enforcement Administration in Chicago, points out local Mexican drug cartel problem areas on a map in the new interagency

    In this Dec. 11, 2012 file photo, Jack Riley, head of the Drug Enforcement Administration in Chicago, points out local Mexican drug cartel problem areas on a map in the new interagency

    Posted: 4/1/2013 4:23:21 AM EST
    In this Dec. 11, 2012 file photo, Jack Riley, head of the Drug Enforcement Administration in Chicago, points out local Mexican drug cartel problem areas on a map in the new interagency Strike Force office in Chicago. Looking on is DEA agent Vince Balbo. The ruthless syndicates have long been the nation’s No. 1 supplier of illegal drugs, but in the past, their operatives rarely ventured beyond the border. A wide-ranging Associated Press review of federal court cases and government drug-enforcement data, plus interviews with many top law enforcement officials, indicate the groups have begun deploying agents from their inner circles to the U.S. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
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              In this Feb. 14, 2013 photo, Art Bilek, executive vice president of the Chicago Crime Commission, left,  announces that Joaquin ``El Chapo'' Guzman, a drug kingpin in Mexico, has been n

    In this Feb. 14, 2013 photo, Art Bilek, executive vice president of the Chicago Crime Commission, left, announces that Joaquin ``El Chapo'' Guzman, a drug kingpin in Mexico, has been n

    Posted: 4/1/2013 4:23:21 AM EST
    In this Feb. 14, 2013 photo, Art Bilek, executive vice president of the Chicago Crime Commission, left, announces that Joaquin ``El Chapo'' Guzman, a drug kingpin in Mexico, has been named Chicago's Public Enemy No. 1, during a news conference in Chicago. Looking on is Jack Riley, right, head of the Drug Enforcement Administration in Chicago and Peter Bensinger, former Administrator of the United States DEA. Ruthless drug cartels have long been the nation’s No. 1 supplier of illegal drugs, but in the past, their operatives rarely ventured beyond the border. A wide-ranging Associated Press review of federal court cases and government drug-enforcement data, plus interviews with many top law enforcement officials, indicate the groups have begun deploying agents from their inner circles to the U.S. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
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              FILE - In this Jan. 19, 1931 file photo, Chicago mobster Al Capone attends a football game in Chicago. On Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, the Chicago Crime Commission and the Drug Enforcement

    FILE - In this Jan. 19, 1931 file photo, Chicago mobster Al Capone attends a football game in Chicago. On Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, the Chicago Crime Commission and the Drug Enforcement

    Posted: 2/14/2013 3:08:35 AM EST
    FILE - In this Jan. 19, 1931 file photo, Chicago mobster Al Capone attends a football game in Chicago. On Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, the Chicago Crime Commission and the Drug Enforcement Administration are scheduled to name Joaquin Guzman Loera, a cartel kingpin in Mexico, as the new Public Enemy No. 1. It will the first time since Prohibition-era gangster Capone that authorities in the city deemed a crime figure so ominous a threat to deserve the label. (AP Photo/File)
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              FILE - In this June 10, 1993 file photo, Joaquin Guzman Loera, alias "El Chapo" Guzman, is shown to the media after his arrest at the high security prison of Almoloya de Juarez, on the

    FILE - In this June 10, 1993 file photo, Joaquin Guzman Loera, alias "El Chapo" Guzman, is shown to the media after his arrest at the high security prison of Almoloya de Juarez, on the

    Posted: 2/14/2013 3:08:35 AM EST
    FILE - In this June 10, 1993 file photo, Joaquin Guzman Loera, alias "El Chapo" Guzman, is shown to the media after his arrest at the high security prison of Almoloya de Juarez, on the outskirts of Mexico City. Guzman escaped from a maximum security federal prison in 2001 and continues to be a fugitive. On Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, the Chicago Crime Commission and the Drug Enforcement Administration is scheduled to name Guzman, the head of Mexico's Sinaloa crime cartel, as the new Public Enemy No. 1., the first time since Prohibition-era gangster Al Capone that authorities in the city deemed a crime figure so ominous a threat to deserve the label. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
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              In this Tuesday, June 28, 2011 photo, agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration stand outside the Treasure Coast Pharmacy in Jensen Beach after a raid. shortly before it opened Tu

    In this Tuesday, June 28, 2011 photo, agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration stand outside the Treasure Coast Pharmacy in Jensen Beach after a raid. shortly before it opened Tu

    Posted: 12/21/2012 2:33:30 AM EST
    In this Tuesday, June 28, 2011 photo, agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration stand outside the Treasure Coast Pharmacy in Jensen Beach after a raid. shortly before it opened Tuesday morning as part of an ongoing investigation. DEA, the Florida Department of Health, Florida State Troopers, Martin County Sheriff's deputies and Boca Raton and Margate police participated in the investigation. (AP Photo/TCPalm.com, Alex Boerner) MANDATORY CREDIT: TCPALM.COM, ALEX BOERNER
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              FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Drug Enforcement Administration shows a 1930s anti-marijuana movie poster as part of an exhibit at the DEA Museum and Visitors Center whic

    FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Drug Enforcement Administration shows a 1930s anti-marijuana movie poster as part of an exhibit at the DEA Museum and Visitors Center whic

    Posted: 12/6/2012 4:58:25 AM EST
    FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Drug Enforcement Administration shows a 1930s anti-marijuana movie poster as part of an exhibit at the DEA Museum and Visitors Center which opened May 10, 1999 in Arlington, Va. After the repeal of alcohol prohibition in 1933, Harry Anslinger, who headed the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, turned his attention to pot. He told of sensational crimes reportedly committed by marijuana addicts. "No one knows, when he places a marijuana cigarette to his lips, whether he will become a philosopher, a joyous reveler in a musical heaven, a mad insensate, a calm philosopher, or a murderer," he wrote in "Marijuana: Assassin of Youth," in 1937. On the occasion of “Legalization Day,” Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, when Washington’s new law takes effect, AP takes a look back at the cultural and legal status of the “evil weed” in American history. (AP Photo/DEA, File)
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              Det. Bill Silva, left, with the Bisbee Police Department, and an unnamed agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration patrol a fence line east of Naco, Ariz., after a Border Patrol ag

    Det. Bill Silva, left, with the Bisbee Police Department, and an unnamed agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration patrol a fence line east of Naco, Ariz., after a Border Patrol ag

    Posted: 10/2/2012 3:38:28 PM EST
    Det. Bill Silva, left, with the Bisbee Police Department, and an unnamed agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration patrol a fence line east of Naco, Ariz., after a Border Patrol agent was killed early Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012. The shooting occurred after an alarm was triggered on one of the thousands of sensors placed by the U.S. government along the border, and the agents went to investigate, said Cochise County Sheriff's spokeswoman Carol Capas. (AP Photo/Arizona Daily Star, Mike Christy) NO MAGS NO SALES, MANDATORY CREDIT
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              This Sept. 12, 2003 photo shows the Union Family Pharmacy in Dubuque, Iowa, which was closed after authorities  found evidence that it had illegally dispensed drugs on the Internet. On

    This Sept. 12, 2003 photo shows the Union Family Pharmacy in Dubuque, Iowa, which was closed after authorities found evidence that it had illegally dispensed drugs on the Internet. On

    Posted: 8/15/2012 2:33:25 PM EST
    This Sept. 12, 2003 photo shows the Union Family Pharmacy in Dubuque, Iowa, which was closed after authorities found evidence that it had illegally dispensed drugs on the Internet. On Aug. 9, 2012, a federal judge in Iowa dropped a 2007 indictment against fugitive Miami doctor Armando Angulo, charged in a scheme to sell prescription drugs and launder money, in part because of the size of the case file. The Drug Enforcement Administration says the evidence starts with the Dubuque raid that eventually secured the conviction of 26 defendants, including 19 doctors, in federal court in Iowa. The investigation dismantled two Internet pharmacies that illegally sold 30 million pills to customers. (AP Photo/Telegraph Herald, Dave Kettering)
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              In this Sept. 12, 2003 photo, investigators enter the Union Family Pharmacy in Dubuque, Iowa, which was closed after authorities found evidence that it had illegally dispensed drugs on

    In this Sept. 12, 2003 photo, investigators enter the Union Family Pharmacy in Dubuque, Iowa, which was closed after authorities found evidence that it had illegally dispensed drugs on

    Posted: 8/15/2012 2:33:25 PM EST
    In this Sept. 12, 2003 photo, investigators enter the Union Family Pharmacy in Dubuque, Iowa, which was closed after authorities found evidence that it had illegally dispensed drugs on the Internet. On Aug. 9, 2012, a federal judge in Iowa dropped a 2007 indictment against fugitive Miami doctor Armando Angulo, charged in a scheme to sell prescription drugs and launder money, in part because of the size of the case file. The Drug Enforcement Administration says the evidence starts with the Dubuque raid that eventually secured the conviction of 26 defendants, including 19 doctors, in federal court in Iowa. The investigation dismantled two Internet pharmacies that illegally sold 30 million pills to customers. (AP Photo/Telegraph Herald, Dave Kettering)
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              This Sept. 12, 2003 photo shows customers outside the Union Family Pharmacy in Dubuque, Iowa, after it was closed by federal agents that found evidence it had illegally dispensed drugs

    This Sept. 12, 2003 photo shows customers outside the Union Family Pharmacy in Dubuque, Iowa, after it was closed by federal agents that found evidence it had illegally dispensed drugs

    Posted: 8/15/2012 2:33:25 PM EST
    This Sept. 12, 2003 photo shows customers outside the Union Family Pharmacy in Dubuque, Iowa, after it was closed by federal agents that found evidence it had illegally dispensed drugs on the Internet. On Aug. 9, 2012, a federal judge in Iowa dropped a 2007 indictment against fugitive Miami doctor Armando Angulo, charged in a scheme to sell prescription drugs and launder money, in part because of the size of the case file. The Drug Enforcement Administration says the evidence starts with the Dubuque raid that eventually secured the conviction of 26 defendants, including 19 doctors, in federal court in Iowa. The investigation dismantled two Internet pharmacies that illegally sold 30 million pills to customers. (AP Photo/Telegraph Herald, Dave Kettering)
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    Posted: 5/15/2012 6:30:47 PM EST
    FILE - This Tuesday Nov. 16, 2010 file photo provided by the Drug Enforcement Administration shows Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout in U.S. custody after being flown from Bangkok to New York in a chartered U.S. plane. The U.S. Bureau of Prisons is reconsidering its plan to send Bout to a high-security prison in Colorado, his lawyer said Tuesday, May 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Drug Enforcement Administration, File)