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Southwest Border Anti Money Laundering Alliance

General Information
ACJC Grant Program:
Period Title:

SWBA FY 201 1

Project Title:

Operation Southern Flow

Purpose Area:

MJI-Multijurisdictional Investigations

Is this a continuation request?

IVo

Applicant Agency:
Agency Name:
Department Name:
DLJNS Number:

El Paso County
El Paso County Sheriffs Office
098970403

Participating Agencies:

El Paso County Sheriffs Office (EPSO)


El Paso Police Department (EPPD)
Anthony Police Department (APD)
Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
Drug Enforcement Agency El Paso Field Office (DEA)
El Paso County 34th Judicial District Attorney (EPDA)
Texas Office of the Attorney General (TXOAG)

Authorized Official:
Escobar, Veronica (County Judge)
Mailing Address:

c/o Travis Kuykendall


4141 Pinnacle Suite 120
El Paso, Texas 79902
Email:
Phone:

Agency:
Department:

El Paso County
Sheriffs Office

Project Official:
Lopez, Gomecindo (Commander)
Mailing Address:

3850 Justice Dr.


El Paso, Texas 79938
Email:
Phone:
Fax:
Agency:
Department:

glopez@epcounty.com
91 5-772-8665
91 5-775-0369
El Paso County Sheriffs Office
Special Operations Division

Project Narrative
Project Mission Statement
Response is limited to 1,500 characters, including spaces.
Enter narrative below:
The West Texas High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) is a program established under the Office of
National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to create the nurture cooperative, collaborative task forces involving
Federal, state and local law enforcement officers to target Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering
Organizations (DTOsINILOs). It consists of 21 member agencies from 12 counties in the West Texas region.
Through a strategy focusing on intelligence-driven investigations, investigative priorities, innovative approches,
and accountablilyloversight, the West Texas HIDTA brings every available law enforcement tool to bear in
targeting DTO'slMLO's that transport drugs and illicit proceeds to and through the West Texas border region.
This project will create joint, collaborative, intelligence driven operational efforts between existing HIDTA
Initiatives (Enterprise Money Laundering Initiative, West Texas HIDTA Investigative Support Center, and
STING), Byrne Grant Funded Border Crimes Initiative (BCI) as well as all agency units to coilduct intelligence
driven interdiction operations that focus on the highway arterials that connect the West Texas HIDTA region to
ilarcotics markets in the U.S, as well as weapons and other illicit trade. These participants will use this grant to
develop a systemic approach to targeting bulk cash smuggling organizations.

Problem Statement
Identify the problem in your community that the grant funded program will address. Be very specific and include
statistical data to define the severity of the identified problems. Response is limited to 7,000 characters,
including spaces.
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Money Laundering on the U.S./Mexico Border is a complex problem that is not easily solved. When a Drug
Trafficking Organization (DTO) smuggles their product across the border from Mexico they are actively looking
for a customer to sell their product. In addition they cross their dope in small increments, stash it in a location in
the U.S. (until they get a predetermined amount) and then ship it to its destination city. Thus police and
confidential informants (CIS) can infiltrate these organizations and eventually affect an arrest, seizure and
prosecution. When they are returning money to Mexico they are no longer seeking customers. They are
attempting to get the money from point A to Point B as quick as they can. This makes it harder for Law
Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) to identify and infiltrate the money cells of the DTOs.
In West Texas our problem is exacerbated because two of the most powerful drug cartels in the world are in
mortal combat for control of the Juarez Plaza. The Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman DTO is in partnership with the
Ismael Zambada Garcia DTO, the Juan Jose "Azul" Esparragoza DTO and the remnants of the Nacho Coronel
DTO to form the Sianloa Cartel (SC). The Vicente Carrillo Fuentes DTO has been in partnership with the
remnants of the Beltran Leyva DTO to form the Juarez Cartel (JC).
The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) estimates that $60 108 billion is spent in the U.S.
annually to purchase illegal narcotics. Various sources estimate that $28 30 billion of that money is returned to
Mexico illegally. It is common knowledge that Chapo G u m a n has been listed on Forbes top list of world
billionaires and influential people in both 2008 and 2009. In addition it has been estimated by various sources
that the Vicente Carillo Fuentes DTO was taking in $8 12 billion annually from 2001 until the war started in
2006. These are staggering sums of money that were being repatriated through the "Juarez Plaza".
The problems created by all of this excess are clearly evident in the remains of the Mexican City of Juarez. Over
5000 narcomurders since 2006 with 2561 in 2010. These are not simple murders, they are beheadings,
mutilations etc. Over 150 of the victims are law enforcement officers. The City is in chaos and basically shuts
down when the sun goes down. Residents (the one that are left) refuse to go out after dark and the only the
police, military and DTO elements play "cat and mouse" throughout the deserted streets. The Juarez Chamber of
Commerce estimates that;
75,000 - 250,000 people have left Juarez over the last 3 years
There are 20,000-30,000 abandoned homes in Juarez
30,000 Juarez residents have moved to El Paso
Over 6000 businesses have closed in Juarez
This exodus has also impacted the El Paso, Texas area. Many of the residents that fled into El Paso openly
supported the Juarez Cartel in its prime and are now on the U.S. side of the border hiding from the Sinaloa
Cartel. This invites violent retaliation in the U.S. In El Paso, there have been 3 spillover murders and many
kidnappings and extortions that are also spillover related. This also forces LEAs to develop infrastructures to
combat the spillover problems. The lack of cross border commerce has severely impacted El Paso's tax base.
This has caused the tax revenues to fall and has caused both the City and County Governments to make drastic
cuts to services and resources. This includes LEA participation on area task forces. Power, control, and -of
course- money is at the root of these problems.
The 20 10 National Drug Intelligence Center's Southwest Region Drug Threat Assessment states: "More
OCDETF investigations involving money laundering activities were initiated in the Southwest Region than in
any otlier region, and an increasing number of these investigations involve bulk cash smuggling." In 2009,225
Southwest Region investigations involved bulk cash smuggling, and 179 of those investigations involved bulk
cash smuggling by land a method preferred and increasingly used by drug traffickers to move mass quantities of
drug and other criiniiial proceeds through the region. Drug traffickers use Los Angeles, and four secondary
cities Phoenix, El Paso, Dallas and Houston to consolidate bulk cash for eventual smuggling into Mexico.

There are several other factors that identify money laundering activity in West Texas;
The El Paso Federal Reserve Bank is a net receiver of currency which is in contrast to most other Federal
Reserve Banks that usually have negative cash balances. In 2008 they had an imbalance of $8 billion dollars. We
theorize that much of this excess is narco-money flowing through the system.

The WTH area continues to receive a large number of Suspicious Activity Reports SARs) and 18 other
rcgulatory or bank fraud violations. Intelligence indicates that the primary reason for the SARs is money
laundering.
Mexican authorities say that Mexican banks receive about $1.2 billion in U.S. currency annually from U.S.
banks, but send back almost $14 billion ($8 billion is unexplainable and can probably be attributed to narcodollars).

- The Initiatives in the WTH have seized just over $43 million in currency and property in 2010. While drug
seizures in this region have been weak over the past three years due to the ongoing turmoil in the Juarez plaza,
seizures of proceeds and assets by law enforcement have significantly increased during that time. Bulk cash
interdiction and investigation is complicated and difficult to control, and this problem is exacerbated by the high
levels of work already required of law enforcement in the region. Unfortunately, as a result, bulk cash
interdiction and investigation is the least addressed threat in our region.
Project Summary
Provide a summary of the program the ACJC grant funds will support. Include how the program addresses the
problem in the community, what services are provided, the population served, why it is important, and how it is
unique. Response is limited to 7,000 characters, including spaces.
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Operation Southern Flow is a Federal, State and Local Partnership that will disrupt and dismantle the most
critical part of the DTOs infrastructure; their money cells. This project will focus interdiction marked units on
actionable information that will generate money seizures and arrests. Additionally, investigative units and task
forces will be provided information leading to more focused investigative efforts on high value targets. This
combined intelligence, interdiction and investigative approach will disrupt and dismantle the drug trafficking
and money laundering organizations operating through our region. This project will develop systemic methods
of operations to create intelligence-driven interdiction operations and investigations. Once these systems and
operational patterns are in place, the operation will be sustained through the existing HIDTA Task Forces and
agency units who have agreed to participate. New working relationships will be built between agencies and task
forces.
Operational Concept: The Initiative Commander will be the DEA GS who manages the WTH Enterprise
Initiative (WTH's money laundering investigative intiative). This initiative will be operationally supplemented
with an Intelligence Driven Interdiction Initiative that focuses on the highway arterials that coilnect the West
Texas HIDTA area to narcotics markets in the U.S. LEA intelligence units (led by the ISC) will gather raw
intelligence generated on interdiction stops (POEs, checkpoints, transportation arrests etc.) by all area LEAS.
This will include cellular telephone downloads, interviews, pocket trash etc.- combined with newly available
wire transfer data provided by the SWBAMLA. The intelligence units will analyze all of the information and
will then bounce it off video surveillance, Hemisphere, informant, electronic surveillance, SARS etc to identify
critical individuals in the DTO infrastructure (dispatchers, transport owners etc.). The intelligence units will
develop target packages on the critical individuals so that the investigative unit of the Interdiction Initiative can
attempt to develop these individuals as informants. All informants that are developed should be able to provide
valuable actionable information on narcotics loads leaving the WTH and money subsequently returning to

Mexico. Existing SARS review meetings - with participants from ICEIHSI Financial unit, Enterprise Money
Laundering Initiative, and other financial investigative units in this region - will be ramped up to include review
of SWBAMLA wire transmitter data.
State and Local participation will be on an overtime basis (no cash match required) when they are called out by
the Initiative Commander. All state and local agencies will share in asset seizures when they are participating in
the seizure investigation.

Participation:

Intelligence Unit Gathers intelligence, identifies critical individuals, creates target packages

1 DEA, 3 ISC analyst (full time)


1 PD, 1 BP, 1 ICE, 1 IRS analysts (part time)

Investigation Unit - (comprised of the Enterprise Money Laundering Initiative) Develops cases and informants,
feeds the operational interdiction unit, follow-up on stops, arrests etc., prepares cases for prosecution.

1 DEA GS, 3 DEA Agents, 1 IRS Agent part-time, 1 TOAG Investigator full-time, 1 PD detective part-time, 1
SO detective part-time, 1 DPS Sgt. part-time, I DA Attorney
Interdiction Unit - Work 1-10, U.S. 6211 80, U.S. 54 etc. on interdiction stops off of actionable information
provided by the Investigative Unit. Participates in wall-offs as needed. Using the enhancement of the Z
Backscatter Van, this unit will interdict previously unidentified bulk cash shipments entering our region prior to
smuggling into Mexico.

4 PD canine, 46 PD - overtime
1 SO canine, 6 SO uniform - overtime
2 TDPS trooper overtime
2 Anthony PD uniform - overtime

Project Collaboration
Programs must demonstrate a strong collaborative effort in each of these areas: law enforcement, prosecution,
service providers, community organizations and other social service agencies. List the public and private
organizations your agency collaborates with in connection with your grant (excluding participating agencies
already identified in the 'General Information' section).
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Within the West Texas HIDTA region, there are several agencies, HIDTA task force, and non-HIDTA task

forces which may potentially have an impact on disrupting and dismantling the southern flow of illicit proceeds
through the region to criminal organizations in Mexico. However, never has there been a comprehensive plan
among the agencies and task forces to address this threat. Through significant collaboration and coordination,
this operation seeks to combine and engage all agencies, task forces, and information into a single
comprehensive strategic effort to disrupt and dismantle the organizations who launder bulk currency through the
West Texas regio.
West Texas HlDTA Initiatives are collocated, comingled operations, with participating officerslagents sharing
workspace, and reporting through a unified chain of command. This is the ultimate form of collaboration,
resulting in highly coordinated investigations and intelligence gatheringldissemination. This collaboration is
constant and consistent, and it remains an integral part of the HIDTA philosophy. HIDTA-funded technology
and interconnectivity has also increased the collaboration between agencies and Initiatives, providing greater
access to available equipment and information than any one agency, or even a combination of agencies, could
provide.
Each agency provides its own personnel to the respective HIDTA Initiatives, while the West Texas HIDTA in
general provides overtime, and other support costs.
HIDTA task forces (Initiatives) collaborating in this project include:
West Texas HIDTA Investigative Support Center
Enterprise Money Laundering Initiative
Southwest Trafficking Interdiction Narcotics Group (STING)
West Texas HIDTA Stash House Task Force
West Texas HIDTA Prosecution Initiative
West Texas I-IIDTA Management & Coordination Initiative

Non-HIDTA Task Forces and Units also collaborating in this project include:
El Paso County Sheriffs Office, Special Operations Division
Texas Department of Public Safety, Highway Enforcement
Southwest Border Crimes Prosecutors Unit

Operations associated with this project will be coordinated with the Border Patrol led Alliance to Combat
Transnational Threats (ACTT), as well as HIDTAs Region 1 Domestic Highway Enforcement (DHE) program.
Operations and seizures will be reported to Arizona HIDTAs SITMAP.

Describe in detail a recent collaboration involving one or several of the agencies listed above. Discuss the
purpose of the collaboration, your agencys contribution to process and the outcomes. Response is limited to
4,000 characters, including spaces.
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On March 13,2010 one U.S. Consulate Employee and two of the spouses of U.S. Consulate Employees located
in Juarez, Chihuahua were murdered in Juarez, Chihuahua. The employee and spouses had just left a childs
birthday party hosted by another Consulate Employee in Juarez. From the subsequent investigation it was
learned that the victims exited a neighborhood that was being surveilled by the Barrio Azteca (BA) Prison Gang
(Enforcers for the Vicente Carrillo Fuentes Drug Trafficking Organization in Chihuahua and West Texas). The
BA has sister organizations in Juarez and El Paso). The BA was looking for specific rival targets to execute that
were also in the same neighborhood. The victims unfortunately drove the same color vehicles as those being
sought by the BA. The victims were subsequently followed approximately 4 miles until they were executed, the
victims of a mistaken identity. The incidents created a large outcry from the U.S. Government and a huge
response by U.S. Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA).
The LEA respoilse was immediate. Two task forces (TF) were convened, one in Mexico and one in the U.S. The
TF in Mexico involved the listed personnel;
FBI Mexico City & Juarez Attaches Lead Agency
DEA Mexico City and Juarez Attaches
ICE - Mexico City and Juarez Attaches

USMS Mexico City Attaches


U.S. Attorney
ATF Attaches
BP U.S. Liaison Officers
CBP U.S. Liaison Officers
GOM SEDENA
GOMCISEN
GOM Federal Police
Chihuahua State Attorney General
Chihuahua State Police

Juarez Municipal Police


West Texas HIDTA ISC

The Mexico TF was charged with gathering evidence, identifying suspects, arresting suspects, developing
intelligence, covert operations and coordinating efforts with the GOM.
The U.S. TF consisted of the listed;
FBI Miami International Investigation Unit
FBI El Paso
DEA El Paso
ICE El Paso

CBP El Paso
USMS El Paso
ATF El Paso
U.S. Attorney
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Federal Probation
Texas DPS
State Probation
Texas Office of the Attorney General
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
El Paso Police Department
El Paso County Sheriffs Office
Horizon PD
Anthony PD
Sunland Park PD New Mexico
Albuquerque PD New Mexico
West Texas HIDTA ISC
EPIC

The U.S. TF was charged with following leads, identifying suspects, and providing intelligence and prosecution
support for the Juarez TF. It was also tasked with briefing Washington D.C. about the case progress. Initially
daily meetings were held with personnel from both TFs briefing the days developments to better coordinate the
investigation. After 2 months the meetings were reduced to weekly meetings.
On March 18,2010 Operation Knockdown (OK) was initiated. Operation Knockdown was an all agency
enforcement effort in the U.S. that concentrated on identifying and talking to all BA members and associates in
West Texas and Southern N.M. Operation Knockdown was a 5 day effort by over 200 LEOS that contacted 303
BA members and associates and arrested 54 of them. The value of Operation Knockdown was the intelligence it
generated and the phone, e-mail and radio chatter that was initiated by the operation. It also developed 11 new
informants. The activity generated by Operation Knockdown provided very valuable intelligence and the
intelligence was used to identify the key suspects and leaders of the BA in Juarez. The investigation lasted six
months long requiring huge manpower and resource allocations, innovative investigative techniques and delicate
coordination efforts with the various levels of the Government of Mexico. Thanks to this committment,
collaboration, and dedication, the 2 BA members who gave the execution order and the 3 actual shooters were
all arrested in July and August 201 0. Two have been extradited to the U S , and the others are awaiting
extradition. Additionally, 37 other people were arrested in Mexico for related crimes.

Evaluation Plan
How will you evaluate the effectiveness of the program activities? Response is limited to 4,000 characters,
including spaces.

Enter ilarrative below:


The West Texas HIDTNEPCSO intends to track progress in achieving the Alliance goals and objectives through
the following performance measures, as reflected in the ONDCP's Performance Management Process (PMP)
database:
Narcotic seizures by West Texas HIDTA Initiatives using Alliance-funded equipment and operations, as
tracked and monitored through monthly statistical reports and the ONDCP PMP program. Additionally, all
seizure data will be reported to the Arizona HIDTA SITMAP, via the West Texas HIDTA ISC.
1)

2) Cash seizures by West Texas HIDTA Initiatives using Alliance-funded equipment and operations, as
tracked and monitored through monthly statistical reports and the OlVDCP PMP program. Additionally, all
seizure data will be reported to the Arizona HIDTA SITMAP, via the West Texas HIDTA ISC.

3) Number of DTOsIMLOs identified, targeted, and disn~pted/dismantledby West Texas HIDTA Initiatives
using Alliance-funded equipment and operations. This information would be tracked and monitored through
monthly statistical reports and the ONDCP PMP program.
Commanders of the EMLI, West Texas Prosecution, STING, and Stash House Initiatives will be expected to
monitor and track this information, and then enter it into their monthly statistical reports to the West Texas
HIDTA Directors Office via the PMP database. The West Texas HIDTA Deputy Director will be responsible for
validating this information in the ONDCP PMP program, and then preparing a progress report for the Executive
Committee at each bi-monthly meeting.

Goals and Objectives

Goal: GOAL 5: SlJPPORT MULTIJURISDICTIONAL DOMESTIC AND


INTERNATIONAL MONEY LAUNDERING
INVESTIGATIONS

Objectives (please complete at least 1):


Description

%
Objective 5.1: The
Alliance will foster
collaboration in the SWBA
to develop and enhance

Performance Measure

416

Number of such cases in


which three or more
agencies substantially
collaborated.

intelligence-driven
investigations and
prosecutions of money
laundering and the related
crimes of smuggling
humans, currency, drugs,
weapons, and human
trafficking.
Objective 5.1 : The
Alliance will foster
collaboration in the SWBA
to devclop and enhance
intelligence-driven
investigations and
prosecutions of money
laundering and the related
crimes of smuggling
humans, currency, drugs,
weapons, and human
Itrafficking.
Objective 5.1 : The
Alliance will foster
collaboration in the SWBA
to develop and enhance
intelligence-driven
investigations and
prosecutions of money
laundering and the related
crimes of smuggling
humans, currency, drugs,
weapons, and human
trafficking.

416

Number of such cases in


which agencies from more
than one state, country, or
level of government
substantially collaborated.

objective 5.1: The


Alliance will foster
collaboration in the SWBA
to develop and enhance
intelligence-driven
investigations and
prosecutions of money
laundering and the related
crimes of smuggling
humans, currency, drugs,
weapons, and human
trafficking.

Percentage of such cases in


which agencies from more
than one state, country, or
level of government
substantially collaborated.

Objective 5.1 : The


Alliance will foster
collaboration in the SWBA
to develop and enhance
intelligence-driven
1 investigations and

Number of significant
money laundering and
human, money, drug, and
weapons
smugglingltrafficking
cases successfully

prosecuted in the SWBA.

prosecutions of money
laundering and the related
crimes of smuggling
humans, currency, drugs,
weapons, and human
trafficking.
Objective 5.2: The
YO
Alliance will promote the
use of civil and criminal
asset seizures and
forfeitures in prosecutions
of money laundcring
operations and the related
crimes of smuggliilg
humans, currency, drugs,
weapons, and human
trafficking.

84

Number of civil asset


forfeiturelcivil racketeering
cases filed involving
money laundering
operations related to
human, money, drug, and
weapons smuggling, or
associated violent crime, in
the SWBA.

Percentage of cases filed


involving money
laundering operations
related to human, money,
drug, and weapons
smuggling, or associated
violent crime in the SWBA
that employ civil asset
forfeiturelcivil
racketeering.

10%
Objective 5.2: The
Alliance will promote the
use of civil and criminal
asset seizures and
forfeitures in prosecutions
of money laundering
operations and the related
crimes of smuggling
humans, currency, drugs,
weapons, and h~unan
trafficking.
Objective 5.2: The
%
Alliance will promote the
use of civil and criminal
asset seizures and
forfeitures in prosecutions
of money laundering
operations and the related
crimes of smuggling
humans, currency, drugs,
weapons, and human
trafficking.

1301678

Total
forfeituresljudgments, in
dollars, in civil asset
forfeiturelcivil racketeering
cases involving money
laundering operations
related to human, money,
drug, and weapons
smuggling, or associated
violent crime in the
SWBA.

YO
Objective 5.3: The
Alliance will increase the
use of bulk cash
interdiction activities in
order to disrupt the
placement of illicit
proceeds into Unites States
and Mexican bank or nonbank financial institutions,
in coordination with
ODCETF, HIDTA, BEST

12

IVumber of agencies
actively involved in bulk
cash interdiction, including
in areas of origin and
transit as well as in the
SWBA

and other operations.

YO
Objective 5.3: The
Alliance will increase the
use of bulk cash
interdiction activities in
order to disrupt the
placement of illicit
proceeds into Unites States
and Mexican bank or nonbank financial institutions,
in coordination with
ODCETF, HIDTA, BEST
and other operations.

Number of multi-agency,
multi-jurisdictional task
forces relating to bulk cash
smuggling operations in
the SWBA or in origin
areas operating in close
coordination with a task
force in the SWBA.

%
Objective 5.3: The
Alliance will increase the
use of bulk cash
interdiction activities in
order to disrupt the
placement of illicit
proceeds into Unites States
and Mexican bank or nonbank financial institutions,
in coordination with
ODCETF, HIDTA, BEST
and other operations.

12

Number of major
organization prosecutions
derived from bulk cash
smuggling leads.

Objective 5.3: The


%
Alliance will increase the
use of bulk cash
interdiction activities in
order to disrupt the
placement of illicit
proceeds into Unites States
and Mexican bank or nonbank financial institutions,
in coordination with
ODCETF, HIDTA, BEST
and other operations.

Number of state
prosecutions derived from
bulk cash smuggling leads
that cover circumstances in
which federal statutes have
been interpreted too
narrowly to be the most
effective option.

Objective 5.3: The


YO
Alliance will increase the
use of bulk cash
interdiction activities in
order to disrupt thc
placement of illicit
proceeds into Unites States
and Mexican bank or nonbank financial institutions,
in coordination with
ODCETF, HIDTA, BEST
and other operations.

2886581

Number of bulk cash


dollars interdicted.

Objective 5.3: The

100%

Reduction in average time

between bulk cash


smuggling incidents and
the availability of
actionable intelligence
derived from that incident
to all relevant law
enforcement agents.

Alliance will increase the


use of bulk cash
interdiction activities in
order to disrupt the
placement of illicit
proceeds into Unites States
and Mexican bank or nonbank financial institutions,
in coordination with
ODCETF, HIDTA, BEST
and other operations.

Budget

Personnel
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El Paso County Sheriffs Office (EPSO)
El Paso Police Department (EPPD)
El Paso County 34th Judicial District Attorney (EPDA)
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
Anthony Police Department (APD)
Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
Funding is requested for 2 positions with Anthony PD. This funding will be for 2 detectives to work within the
Enterprise Money Laundering Initiative for 2 years. These positions will provide extra personnel for
investigative work of money laundering and bulk cash smuggling organizations. Funding requested is for 75% of'
salary and benefits, with the remaining costs to be carried by City of Anthony, Texas (25% match).

Full Time/Part Time


# Pos (FTE) Annual
Position
Title
Salary
Detectives 2
$48,246.20
(APD)
Salary Subtotal: $96,492.00
ERE Subtotal: $23,438.00
Total: $1 19,930.00

Overtime

Subtotal
Salary
$96,492.40

ERE Rate
24.29%

ERE
Subtotal
$23,438.00

Total
$1 19,930.40

Hourly
Position
I-lours
Wage
Title
$60.00
Lt, Sgt, Det, 2,500
Canine,
Uniform
(EPSO)
Lt, Sgt, Det, 5,000
$60.00
Canine,
Uniform
(EPPD)
Det, Canine, 1,500
$22.85
Uniform
(APD)
ISC Analysts 126
$3 1.73
(EP SO)
Wages Subtotal: $488,273.00
ERE Subtotal: $1 15,086.00
Total: $603,359.00

Subtotal
ERERate
Wages
$150,000.00 20.66%

ERE
Subtotal
$30,990.00

Total

$300,000.00 25.85%

$77,550.00

$377,550.00

$34,275.00

16.69%

$5,720.50

$39,995.50

$3,997.98

20.66%

$825.98

$4,823.96

$180,990.00

ERE Breakdown
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There will be approximately 16 Sheriff Office Employees; 50 El Paso Police Department; 3 Anthony Police
Department working Overtime. There will be a mixture of Lieutenants, Sergeants, Detectives, Uniform Officers
as well as Canine Units. ISC Analyst's overtime will be for providing case intelligence support for the
enforcement units, and for development of leads.
EPSO ERE for LEO Overtime includes: 13.01%(Pension) + 7.65%(FICA/Med) = 20.66%
EPSO ERE for Analyst Overtime includes: 13.01%(Pension) + 7.65%(FICA/Med) = 20.66%
EPPD ERE for Overtime includes: 18%(Pension) + 6.25%(WC) + 0.15% (Unempl) + 1.45% (FICA/Med) =
25.85%
APD ERE for Salaries includes: 7.60%(Health) + 4.86%(Pension) + 4.13%(WC) + O.O5%(Unempl)
+7.65%(FICA/Med) = 24.29%
APD ERE for Overtime includes: 4.86%(Pension) + 4.13%(WC) + 0.05% (Unempl) + 7.65%(FICAIMed) =
16.69%

Consultant/Contractural Services

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Contract Forensic Financial Analysis services will be provided in the Enterprise Money Laundering Initiative to
further develop information gleened from bulk cash interdiction seizures, wire transfer data, and many other
sources, to further develop cases for long term high-impact investigations.
Contract Intelligence Analysis services will be provided within the HIDTA Investigative Support Center to

develop operational and investigative leads for the operational interdiction units as well as investigative units.
The focus of both contracts will be on money and assets derived from illicit markets (drug markets, weapons
smuggling, and human smuggling).

Translation/Transcpription Sevices to be contracted out to support investigations and prosecution of major


money laundering organizations. It takes one hour to translate and make court ready one minute of Spanish to
English translation that is not from a T-111 intercept. The rate of $35.63/hour is for regular linguist hours.
HolidayIOvertime hours will be charged at a rate of $48.46/hour.

Expense Type
Hours
Contract Forensic
2,080
Financial Analyst
(EP SO)
Contract Intelligence
4,160
Analysts (EPSO) x2
Translation~Transcription1,400
Services
Total: $199,871 .OO

Rate
$28.85

Total
$60,008.00

$2 1.63

$89,980.80

$35.63

$49,882.00

Travel (In State)


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In State Travel for various types of Training.

Expense Type
In State Travel

Units
I

In State Travel
(EPDA)

Amount
$1 5,000.00

Total
$1 5,000.00

Total: $20,000.00

Travel (Out of State)


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Out of State Travel for various types of Training (EPSO and EPDA).
Out of State Travel for Investigation (EPSO)

Expense Type
Out of State Travel
(EPSO)
Training Travel
(34DA)
Total: $10,000.00

Total
$5,000.00

Amount
$5,000.00

Units
1
1

Confidential Funds
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Expense Type
Total: $0.00

Amount

Total

Other Operating Expenses


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GPRS Monitoring Service - CTI-AGT-A10 Kit, Silver all in one package. Includes: 1 yr. GPRS Service, power
cable, Internal GPS & Cellular Antenna, Map Agent Pro Software, 1-4pk, 1-8pk AA Battery Enclosure
wlbatteries. $5,000 each. This Service Contract will monitor GPS trackers listed in equipment.

Type
Quantity
Expense Type
1
Office Supplies (EPSO)
Supplies
RegistratiodTraining 20
Training fees (EPDA)
Canine
Other
2
AccessorieslHousinglFood
GPRS Monitoring Service Other
48
(EPSO)x2 for 2yrs
Supplies Subtotal: $7,000.00
RegistratiodTraining Subtotal: $10,000.00
Other Subtotal: $20,000.00
Total: $37,000.00

Each
$7,000.00
$500.00
$5,000.00

Total
$7,000.00
$10,000.00
$10,000.00

$208.33

$9,999.84

Equipment Purchases
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Dual Purpose Canine's - Will be used for Drugs and Currency detection.
Backscatter Van - This vehicle includes delivery & training. It will be used for detection of smuggled currency.
Power Inverter - Belkin 300-Watt AC anywhere Power Inverter. Used to provide radio & computer power while
on surveillance.
Laptop Computers- HP Pavilion OU 1-2010NIU2GB RAM1320 GB Hard Drive Internal 3G cardl$300 with 2
year service at $50 a month includes Nylon Protective Case. Necessary to monitor pole cameras & GPS Trackers
from the field.
Portable GPS Trackers - Sendum PT 200 Tracker wl33.6 ah battery. Used as a GPS Mobile Tracking Device to
track vehicles.
Pelican 11010 wIMaanets - Cases to hold Sendum Trackers. These will mount & Protects Sendum Tracker
Devices.
Pole Cameras - CSA11 Covert Surveillance IP Pole Cameras. They will be used to support investigative
surveillance.

Expense Type
Type
Dual Purpose
Capital
Canine's (EPSO)
Z Backscatter
Capital
Van (EPSO)
Power Inverter's Non-Capital
(EP S0 )
Laptop
Non-Capital
Computers
(EPSO), HP
Pavillion
Portable GPS
Non-Capital
Tracker's
wlbattery's
(EP SO)
Pelican 11010
Non-Capital
wlmagnets
(EP S 0 )
Pole Cameras
Capital
(EPSO)
PVS-7
Non-Capital
Generation 3
Night Vision
Binoculars
#MVP-MVPVS7
Capital Subtotal: $93 1,000.00
Non-Capital Subtotal: $40,800.00
Total: $97 1,800.00

Quantity
2

Each
$12,500.00

Total
$25,000.00

If matching funds are required for this grant program, provide a description of what funds will be used as the
required match.
The City of Anthony, Texas will match 25% of salary and benefits for 2 detective positions from their general
fund. The full cost of salaries and benefits will be paid for by Anthony PD, with reimbursement of 75% of
personnel costs through the grant's fiscal agent, the County of El Paso, Texas. El Paso County Auditors will
require verification that payment has been made by Anthony PD to the employees prior to reimbursement.
Anthony PD's total match will be $39,976.80
Total Project Cost

State: $0.00

Federal: $1,96 1,960.00

Match: $0.00

Grand Total:
$1,961,960.00

Administration
If received, will ACJC funds be used as matching funds for other grant program(s)? No
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src=" ../Images/required-blank.png">rfyes,please list the name($ ofthe grant program and funding agency.

Audit Requirements
Enter the date of your jurisdiction's most recent A-133lFinancial Audit Report Single Audit Report. If the A-133
is not current submit to the Commission:

copy of the letter received from the cognizant or audit oversight agency approving your request for an extension,
or
copy of the letter requesting an extension to file; and submit any follow-up correspondence received from the
cognizant or oversight agency.

Did the audit result in a Schedule of Findings and Questioned Costs?


No

Internal Controls
Does your organization have established policies related to salary scales, fringe benefits, travel reimbursement
and personnel policies?
Yes

Which of the following describes your organization's accounting system?

Combination

How frequently do you post to the General Ledger?


Daily

Does the accounting system completely and accurately track the receipt and disbursements of funds by each
grant or funding source?
Yes

Does the accounting system provide for the recording of actual costs compared to budgeted costs for each budget
line item?
Yes

Are time and effort distribution reports maintained for employees working fully or partially on grant programs,
which account for 100% of each employee's time?
Yes

Are duties of the bookkeeper1accountant segregated from the duties of cash receipt or cash disbursement?
Yes

Are checks signed by individuals whose duties exclude recording cash received, approving vouchers for
payment, and the preparation of payroll?
Yes

Are all accounting entries and payments supported by source documentation?


Yes

Are employee time sheets supported by appropriately approvedlsigned documents?


Yes

Does the organization maintain policies which include procedures for assuring compliance with the terms of the
grant award?
Yes

Does the organization maintain written codes of conduct for employees?


Yes

Does the organization maintain written procurement policies and procedures?


Yes

Does the organization have adequate staff to comply with the terms of the grant agreement?
Yes

Is there a separate bank account maintained for grant funds?


No

Are the officials of the agency bonded?


Yes

Does the agency use a double-entry system in accounting for program funds?
Yes

Ifyou answered "No" to any ofthe questions in this section, please provide a brief explanation why.
All El Paso County funds are maintained in a single bank account, however the El Paso County Auditors will
assign individual Index accounts for each source of funding.

Attachments
Please upload any additional documentation here. You may upload multiple files if necessary.
Max size per upload 1OMB.

Participation-Letter-EPPD.pdf
Participation-Letter-DEA.pdf
20 11-WTX-EnterpriseMLI.pdf
20 11-WTX-1ntelligenceREV.pdf
201 1-WTX-StashHouseTF.pdf
20 11-WTX-STING.pdf
20 11-WTX-ManCoor.pdf
Participation Letter-EPCSO.pdf
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Participation-Letter-TXDPS .pdf
Sustainrnent-Plan.pdf

Special Conditions

The applicant agrees that Alliance grant funds are not to be expended on any indirect costs that may be incurred
in administering the funds.

The applicant agrees that payment obligation is conditioned upon the availability of funds allocated for the
payment of such obligation.

The applicant:agrees to provide accounting, auditing and monitoring procedures to safeguard grant funds and
keep such records to assure proper fiscal controls, management, and the efficient disbursement of grant funds. In
addition, the applicant agrees to retain all books, account reports, files, and other records for a period of five
years after the completion of the expiration of the Initiative. All such documents shall be subject to inspection
and audit at reasonable times.

The applicant agrees to submit financial and activity reports through mechanisms or forms provided and
frequency needed to the Alliance.

The applicant has read and agrees to comply with the requirements concerning program income as set forth in
the Grant Management Manual, Chapter 6, Program Income, if the program generates or expends program
income and has read and agrees to abide by the requirements of 28 CFR Part 23 if grant funds will be used to
support a Criminal Intelligence System.

The applicant certifies and understands that the applicant may be required to provide up to a 25 percent cash
match. The applicant understands that if the Alliance requires a match and the applicant cannot provide the
match, the application will be withdrawn and the project not fimded.

On behalf of the applicant agency I certify that: 1 have read and understand the conditions listed above; all the
information presented in this application is correct; there has been appropriate coordination with affected
agencies; and the applicant agency will comply with the provisions of all applicable laws and conditions if
awarded funds.