CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1992 |
Capping a four-month investigation, federal authorities announced Friday the arrest of a ring of suspected drug dealers who allegedly imported hundreds of pounds of cocaine through Santa Ana and promised to bring in thousands more. The arrests were made two months after 90 kilograms of high-grade Colombian cocaine was passed to undercover agents in Santa Ana, which is considered one of the country's most active distribution points for illegal drugs, officials said.
March 4, 1997 |
To friends and neighbors along the affluent stretch of Santa Rosa Road in El Centro, Calif., where Magdalena Ruiz Pelayo lived in 1991 in a $250,000 home, the 39-year-old mother of two was noteworthy for her business acumen and, especially, her contacts with Mexico's ruling elite. Charlie Johnson, a lawyer and businessman who lived down the street, would later testify as a character witness that he knew Ruiz Pelayo and her family.