Glendale police have arrested 14 people and seized nearly 40 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated $7 million from two drug-trafficking rings in the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys, police said Wednesday.
Seven people were arrested Monday and early Tuesday at two apartments in Van Nuys and homes in Sherman Oaks and Northridge, Glendale Police Sgt. Mark Distaso said. The group is believed to be part of a drug ring operating in the San Fernando Valley, he said.
A total of 15 1/2 pounds of cocaine was seized, as well as a semiautomatic pistol with a silencer, two semiautomatic carbines and three other pistols.
The names of those being held were not disclosed because more arrests are pending, Distaso said.
In a separate investigation, Glendale police Friday arrested seven people believed to have been operating a drug ring that extended from Glendale to Arcadia, Officer Christopher Loop said.