Major Mexican drug bust made in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Posted on: October 21, 2010

Federal drug officials have busted up a major Mexican smuggling operation that shipped large quantities of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin through Colorado Springs, Colorado. The arrest followed a 22 month investigation that resulted in 29 arrests and seized 30 pound of methamphetamine, 13 pounds of cocaine, 3.75 pound of heroin and $1.4 million in cash and other assets.

This investigation was part of a multistate set of drug cases the DEA dubbed “Operation Deliverance.” This resulted in 2,278 arrests nationwide that was initiated in Colorado Springs. The drug kingpin, Carlos Ramon Castro-Rocha, was arrested in May of this year. He is being held in a Mexico City jail pending extradition to a federal court in either Arizona or North Carolina. He was responsible for growing the poppies and manufacturing the heroin.

In Colorado 29 people were arrested. This includes 22 Mexicans in the U.S. illegally. In addition, a 20 year old was supplying heroin to high school students in Colorado Springs has been arrested. Unfortunately, four suspects in Colorado remain at large.

Kudos go out to local law enforcement and DEA for breaking up this major Mexican drug ring that started in Colorado and spread throughout the U.S.


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