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August 19, 1986 | Associated Press
Federal drug agent Victor Cortez Jr. says he is happy to be home, but he doesn't want to answer questions about his alleged abduction and torture by Mexican police. Cortez, casually dressed and showing no outward signs of injuries, appeared at a news conference with John C. Lawn, administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration. "I'm glad for the quick action (the DEA) agents in Guadalajara took in trying to locate me," Cortez said during his appearance Sunday.
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NEWS
October 1, 1990 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After 4 1/2 years as U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration chief here, Andy Fenrich figured that Operation King Cobra was bound to be a classic. Two Philippine businessmen wanted to sell 22 pounds of high-grade heroin. Unknown to them, the buyer was an undercover DEA agent backed by elite Philippine police. As hidden video cameras rolled and tape recorders whirred, the date and price was set for one of the biggest Philippine drug stings--called a "buy-and-bust" here--ever.
WORLD
May 8, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Venezuela said it would not allow U.S. agents to carry out counter-drug operations in the country, accusing the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration of being a "new cartel" that aids traffickers. Spokesman Brian Penn said the U.S. Embassy categorically denies the accusation. Washington has accused Venezuela of not cooperating in counter-drug efforts and says cocaine shipments are increasingly passing through the country from neighboring Colombia.
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