ICYMI: FDLE agents and analysts deployed in Operation Lone Star

For Immediate Release
June 8, 2023
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Nearly 40 FDLE agents and analysts are deployed to Texas in support of Operation Lone Star investigating criminal activity along the border associated with human trafficking and drug and weapon smuggling. 
Florida law enforcement agencies continue to assist with more than 345 arrests on charges including human smuggling, drug paraphernalia, unlawful carrying of a weapon, money laundering, and a suspect with a capital murder warrant.
FDLE agents have assisted Texas Department of Public Safety with arrests of violent felony suspects including gang members and helped seize cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, firearms and boxes of ammunition.  
FDLE’s mutual aid team is coordinating the mission as is done with all EMAC (Emergency Management Assistance Compact) requests.
For more information on Operation Lone Star, visit the website of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis at
For Further Information Contact:
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001

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