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Why MBI Was Created?

The Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation, a multi-agency task force, is empowered to conduct narcotics, vice, and organized crime investigations across jurisdictional boundaries throughout the Ninth Judicial Circuit — Orange and Osceola Counties. The MBI was conceived to fill the need for a cooperative effort to combat criminal activities which were organized, well-financed, and operated freely across jurisdictional lines of the existing law enforcement agencies. The MBI was created in December of 1978 as a specialized group of investigators assigned to concentrate on mid-level narcotics trafficking, organized crime, racketeering, and vice-related offenses such as prostitution, gambling, and illegal adult entertainment activity. The narcotics agents at MBI are very active at arresting mid-level narcotics traffickers and have seized more than 227 Million Dollars in narcotics and 53 Million Dollars in currency from drug traffickers since the inception of MBI.

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MBI Assistance

MBI routinely assists law enforcement agencies within the Ninth Judicial Circuit with technical resources and investigative expertise.

MBI Information

The Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation is a 17 agency local, state and federal law enforcement task force that investigates Narcotics, Vice, and Organized Crime.

MBI Works to Remove Organized Crime and Vice Organizations from the Community.

When the MBI was formed in 1978, the Central Florida community was overrun by vice related establishments most of which came from Tampa-Clearwater area. At that time, Central Florida zoning ordinances and adult entertainment codes were weak. The vice industry took advantage of the situation by establishing a large volume of adult entertainment and sex shop businesses in our community. One of the primary reasons the MBI was formed was to combat the vice industry’s negative effects on Central Florida. More MBI Success