May 25, 1999 |
Thomas A. Constantine, a onetime state trooper in New York who rose to become head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, announced Monday that he is resigning his post after five years to spend more time with his family. The 60-year-old Constantine said in an interview that, although he is proud of increases in drug arrests and seizures made by his 4,600 agents around the world, international drug cartels have proved an increasing menace. "I don't think we've lost ground.
January 12, 1994 |
New York State Police Supt. Thomas Constantine is expected to be tapped this week by President Clinton to head the Drug Enforcement Administration, sources said Tuesday. Constantine, whose appointment requires Senate confirmation, would succeed former U.S. District Judge Robert C. Bonner, a George Bush Administration appointee who resigned in October to return to Los Angeles to practice law. The DEA chief oversees a 3,500-agent organization whose mission is to enforce the nation's drug laws.
December 17, 1994 |
Federal law enforcement authorities Friday took the cover off a nearly three-year money-laundering investigation that set up a Caribbean offshore bank to penetrate the Colombian Cali drug cartel and damaged a link between the cartel and a rising Italian organized crime group. In addition to producing 88 arrests and the seizure of about 9 tons of cocaine and $52 million in cash and property, Operation Dinero took possession of three paintings purportedly by Rubens, Reynolds and Picasso.
September 4, 1994 |
Five U.S. narcotics enforcement special agents who perished in a plane crash in the Andes Mountains last week were honored Saturday as martyrs to the struggle for a safer America and world. "They have given their lives so that you and I and all who come after us can live in a safer, better world," Atty. Gen. Janet Reno told relatives and colleagues after the five flag-draped coffins arrived at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.
June 1, 2000 |
Britain appointed a former U.S. law enforcement official to oversee reform of the Northern Ireland police force, one of the most divisive goals of the province's peace accord. Roman Catholics are demanding drastic changes in the Royal Ulster Constabulary, a predominantly Protestant force. As the independent police oversight commissioner, Thomas A.
June 30, 1993 |
A man who said he had killed 17 prostitutes during the past two years led police to the buried remains of two women Tuesday, providing the first physical evidence to support his claim, investigators said. One source said documents apparently identifying many victims were found in the suspect's home. Joel Rifkin, an unemployed gardener, made the claim of serial killings after he was pulled over for traffic violations Monday and an officer discovered a woman's decomposed body in his pickup.