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BULK CURRENCY INITIATIVE Texas Department of Public Safety Narcotics Service J. Pat OBurke, Deputy Commander 9/7/2006.

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1 BULK CURRENCY INITIATIVE Texas Department of Public Safety Narcotics Service J. Pat OBurke, Deputy Commander 9/7/2006

2 Smuggling Routes DPS Stats

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4 I-40 Corridor I-30 Corridor I-20 Corridor I-35 Corridor US-59 Corridor I-10 Corridor Hidalgo Cameron Willacy Cos. Lubbock All 2005 Seizures -Hotspots regardless of Commodity or Seizure Size Law Enforcement Sensitive For Official Use Only

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7 NATIONAL CODE OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT FOR ASSET FORFEITURE Law enforcement is the principal objective of forfeiture. Potential revenue must not be allowed to jeopardize the effective investigation and prosecution of criminal offenses, officer safety, the integrity of ongoing investigations, or the due process rights of citizens. Law enforcement is the principal objective of forfeiture. Potential revenue must not be allowed to jeopardize the effective investigation and prosecution of criminal offenses, officer safety, the integrity of ongoing investigations, or the due process rights of citizens.

8 CY currency seizures >$10,000 investigated by CLE.

9 CY courier arrested more than $10,000.

10 CY trafficker (DTO) arrested from investigation.

11 TEXAS MONEY LAUNDERING Texas Penal Code makes it a felony to conceal, transport or possess the proceeds from any criminal activity, includes any felony. Texas Penal Code makes it a felony to conceal, transport or possess the proceeds from any criminal activity, includes any felony. Model state drug law. Model state drug law. In 2003 and 2004 there were only seven convictions reported to DPS Crime Records by all Texas law enforcement agencies for this offense. In 2003 and 2004 there were only seven convictions reported to DPS Crime Records by all Texas law enforcement agencies for this offense. Source: Texas DPS Crime Records Division, February, 2005

12 COLLABORATIVE APPROACH Participating law enforcement agencies should consolidate efforts across Texas. Participating law enforcement agencies should consolidate efforts across Texas. Agencies should collect and analyze intelligence and investigative information in a central location (PSAT). Agencies should collect and analyze intelligence and investigative information in a central location (PSAT). Develop a statewide comprehensive business plan to utilize best practices in money laundering investigations. Develop a statewide comprehensive business plan to utilize best practices in money laundering investigations. Agencies should leverage investigative resources in collective efforts. Agencies should leverage investigative resources in collective efforts. Implemented training in January Implemented training in January 2005.

13 CY 2005 currency seizures over $5,000 investigated by CLE.

14 CY 2005 courier arrested by CLE following investigation.

15 OUTCOME MEASURES Increase in information sharing and utilization of complex investigative techniques. Increase in information sharing and utilization of complex investigative techniques. Identification and disruption of major drug trafficking organizations. Identification and disruption of major drug trafficking organizations. Identification and investigative referral in other organized crime conduct. Identification and investigative referral in other organized crime conduct. Increase in sharing of prosecution efforts in federal and multi-state enforcement investigations for money laundering, conspiracy and other organized crime charges. Increase in sharing of prosecution efforts in federal and multi-state enforcement investigations for money laundering, conspiracy and other organized crime charges.

16 Arrests/Convictions by all Texas LEAs on state charges. Source: DPS Crime Records April, 2007

17 NATIONAL CODE OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT FOR ASSET FORFEITURE Law enforcement is the principal objective of forfeiture. Potential revenue must not be allowed to jeopardize the effective investigation and prosecution of criminal offenses, officer safety, the integrity of ongoing investigations, or the due process rights of citizens. Law enforcement is the principal objective of forfeiture. Potential revenue must not be allowed to jeopardize the effective investigation and prosecution of criminal offenses, officer safety, the integrity of ongoing investigations, or the due process rights of citizens.

18 J. Patrick OBurke Deputy Commander TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY Narcotics Service


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