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Drug bust gets Mexican Cartel bosses

Posted on: September 1, 2011

From the Associated Press and Fox News, Federal agents arrested several suspected bosses of Mexican drug syndicate in Utah. The Utah based cell of the Sinaloa cartel yielded seven arrests. This drug bust was part of an 18-month investigation that arrested 30 in Utah, California and Nevada.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) said that they arrested the boss of the cell. This was the guy who was coordinating the  shipments coming to Utah from Mexico and California. The cell was deeply entrenched in the Salt Lake City area and handling large amounts of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin.

The drugs were being sold locally and repackaged for distribution elsewhere in the U.S. Most of the drugs were being moved into Utah in small packages by couriers. In addition, over the course of the investigation, authorities also seized more than 30 pounds of methamphetamine, 200 pounds of marijuana, a kilogram of heroin and a kilogram of cocaine, as well as more than $322,000 and guns.

A pound of methamphetamine is worth about $14,000 on the street.

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