DEA - (U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration)
The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office has the two
Deputies assigned to the GCHIDTA Task Force in Lafayette La.
The mission of the Southwest Louisiana
Major Investigations Team is to identify the most significant drug
trafficking organizations operating in Southwest Louisiana, target the
members of the criminal enterprise, and completely dismantle the
organization both domestically and internationally.
This effort will be accomplished by
arresting the highest identifiable members of the drug trafficking
organization and seizing the entire financial infrastructure. Additionally,
the Southwest Louisiana Major Investigations Team will continue to identify
and exploit drug and bulk-cash couriers who utilize Interstate-10 as a
conduit to the southeast United States and the southwest border.
The Southwest Louisiana Major
Investigations Team will accomplish this effort by continuing to partner
with our state and local counterparts who operate Interstate-10 Criminal
Interdiction Units. The Southwest Louisiana Major Investigations Team will
also collect, analyze, and disseminate drug-related intelligence to other
high intensity drug trafficking areas and to our federal, state and local
counterparts operating in southwest Louisiana.
The parent agency for the task force is
the Drug Enforcement Agency. Participating law enforcement agencies include
the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office, St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office,
Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office, Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office,
Opelousas Police Department, Lafayette Police Department, Acadia Parish
Sheriff's Office, St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office and the Louisiana
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
Office of Deversion Control