ATLANTA (AP) - Law enforcement officials say an operation has made 35 arrests in a series of raids, dismantling a Mexico-based drug trafficking organization from smuggling drugs to Atlanta and other cities.
The Drug Enforcement Administration announced Wednesday that the operation led to 145 pounds of cocaine confiscated, more than $3.1 million in cash, seven pounds of methamphetamine, one pound of hashish and three firearms since it began last year.
Harry S. Sommers, special agents in charge of the Atlanta field office of the federal DEA, says the latest operation was carried out Aug. 1. It resulted in the arrest of the Atlanta cell leader Adan Macedo-Rios and 14 other suspects.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://bit.ly/P5RE6d) reports that the organization also operated in Peru and Ecuador, and distributed drugs to Atlanta, New York, Florida and Texas.
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