35 accused of shipping drugs from Juarez to Denver
DENVER (AP) - Federal officials say 35 people have been indicted
for allegedly trafficking cocaine from Mexico to Denver.
Officials said Monday that the drug ring moved more than 40
pounds of cocaine from Juarez - across the border from
El Paso, Texas - to the Denver area every week.
Twenty-three of those people named in the indictment were
arrested Friday without incident in Colorado. Five were arrested
elsewhere - two in El Paso, one in Illinois, one in Alabama and one
One was already in custody and six people remain at large.
Agents say the cocaine came from a drug cartel in Mexico and was
transported through El Paso to Denver. They say $650,000 in cash
was seized during their investigation, including more than $500,00
from one suspect's home.
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