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Authorities Roundup 48 Suspects in U.S. in Crackdown on Mexican Drug Cartel

Weapons seized in operation/DEA photo
Weapons seized in operation/DEA photo

More and more media outlets in recent months were reporting on  Mexican drug violence that was spilling into the U.S. Authorities hope this will address some of the problem, but obviously it will take more than this to make it go away.

By Josh Meyer
Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON — Federal authorities said today that they have arrested 48 people in California, Minnesota and Maryland as part of a 21-month investigation targeting the Sinaloa Cartel, a Mexican drug trafficking organization that U.S. officials fear has spread into scores of American cities.

In Operation Xcellerator, federal, state and local law enforcement officials in the U.S. worked closely with authorities in Mexico and Canada to arrest more than 751 people on narcotics-related charges, and seized more than 20 tons of narcotics, a Justice Department official said.


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