MILLEN, Ga. — Five Georgia men connected to a Cuban drug trafficking operation based in Miami have been charged after a two-year long investigation.

According to a release from the GBI, the GBI’s Southeastern Regional Drug Enforcement Office executed four warrants on Tuesday in Jenkins and Burke Counties.

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The warrants found three large indoor marijuana growing operations with a street value of at least $1.3 million, which includes 240 high grade marijuana plants and 31 pounds of processed weed.

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Investigators also found $46,420 and multiple firearms, which included rifles with night vision scopes.

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The five men arrested were identified as:

  • 24-year-old Sisleydis Almisaday Vegan Fierra, of Millen
  • 30-year-old Nestor Rodriguez, of Millen
  • 31-year-old Saili Fundora-Penate, of Millen
  • 33-year-old Yurien Almeida, of Millen
  • 38-year-old Ernesto Rodriguez, of Waynesboro

The GBI says 7 locations have been identified and dismantled in those counties.