Operation Green Giant
Federal agents say that the smuggling ring mailed more than 6000 pounds of marijuana to the Bronx, Manhattan and New Rochelle, NY from March of last year until this month. Most were sent via FedEx. The investigation was called Operation Green Giant and was a joint effort between several agencies including the Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, the NYPD, the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the U.S. Secret Service, Homeland Security and the U.S. Marshals Service, along with several others. Agents said that several of the suspect’s apartments were searched where they found pot, cocaine and cash. Agents also said that they found a sawed-off shotgun and three handguns in the raid. Along with the busts in New York, DEA agents confiscated more than $230,000 from one suspect the week before the arrests at the San Francisco International Airport.