The IRE website will be unavailable while we complete routine maintenance on Friday, September 17 from 8-10 am CT.
IRE favicon


Resource ID: #14213
Subject: Crime
Source: Vanity Fair Magazine
Date: December 997


In a daring undercover sting, Operation Dragon Fire, three U.S. Treasury agents made the largest seizure of automatic weapons in U.S. history. The second stage of the operation, capturing the Chinese princelings behind the shipment, was shut down. A Washington connection may have played a role in the operation's demise.

This file is not available for digital download. IRE members may place an order by emailing

141 Neff Annex   |   Missouri School of Journalism Columbia, MO 65211   |   573-882-2042   |   |   Privacy Policy
apartmentpenciluserscalendar-fullcrossmenu linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram