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31 arrested in drug-ring bust

July 03, 2009|TIMES WIRE REPORTS

Federal agents said they had busted a drug-trafficking ring that distributed methamphetamine and cocaine from Mexico and carried powerful weaponry.

The raids resulted in the arrest of 31 people and the seizure of 23 guns, including a semiautomatic assault rifle, and 19 pounds of methamphetamine, a quarter-pound of cocaine, 22 vehicles and $60,000.

Arnold R. Moorin, special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration's Seattle office, said the ring was directed by a cartel in Jalisco, Mexico. Raids were also conducted in Oakdale, Calif.

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