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Mexican Drug Cartel Busted

Mexican Drug Cartel Busted

By Chris Furguson California Attorney General Edmund Gerry Brown announced at a press conference on Wednesday, August 26, that his office secured indictments on 16 individuals within the Sinaloa drug cartel in Mexico, part of the Operation Silver Fox investigation. The conference, which took place at the Imperial County Law Enforcement Coordination Center in Imperial, also showcased over $19 million in cocaine and marijuana seized, $1.7 million in US currency and 9 firearms, including 7 handguns and 2 assault rifles. This is a tremendous body blow to the Sinaloa drug cartel said Brown at the conference. Also at the conference were Imperial County District Attorney Gilbert Otero, Imperial County Sheriff Ray Loera and other local personnel. The investigation, which began in January 2009, found that drugs were being smuggled into the country through the port of Calexico using compartmentalized vehicles. The drugs would then be distributed into Riverside and other counties in California before going into the rest of the country. Thanks to the work of undercover agents and 100 surveillance operation, six search warrants were executed, which led to the drugs, firearms and currency confiscated. The port of Calexico is the #1 port for cocaine and methenphetamine transportation in the country, said Brown. There is a tremendous bottleneck right there and the Sinaloa cartel controls it. Brown also said that while there arent many people from the Sinaloa cartel in the Imperial Valley

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