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October 25, 1990 | RONALD L. SOBLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Bush Administration's war on drugs is pressuring prosecutors to gain convictions at any cost against six men arrested in connection with the record cocaine seizure at a Sylmar warehouse, defense attorneys charged in final arguments as the case went to the jury Wednesday. "There is a drug war going on in this country," attorney Marlene Gerdts told jurors in federal court in Los Angeles. "There is pressure put on prosecutors . . . to get a conviction. . . .
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1990 | RONALD L. SOBLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Bush Administration's war on drugs is pressuring prosecutors to gain convictions at any cost against six men arrested in connection with the record cocaine seizure at a Sylmar warehouse, defense attorneys charged in final arguments as the case went to the jury Wednesday. "There is a drug war going on in this country," attorney Marlene Gerdts told jurors in federal court in Los Angeles. "There is pressure put on prosecutors . . . to get a conviction. . . .
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1990 | RONALD L. SOBLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When authorities raided a Sylmar warehouse a year ago, seizing 21.4 tons of cocaine, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said the drug cache was the largest ever recorded anywhere in the world. But now, as the trial of six defendants charged with stockpiling the cocaine unfolds in a federal courtroom in Los Angeles, authorities say the amount of drugs distributed by the ring was far greater than they had imagined.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1990 | RONALD L. SOBLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When authorities raided a Sylmar warehouse a year ago, seizing 21.4 tons of cocaine, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said the drug cache was the largest ever recorded anywhere in the world. But now, as the trial of six defendants charged with stockpiling the cocaine unfolds in a federal courtroom in Los Angeles, authorities say the amount of drugs distributed by the ring was far greater than they had imagined.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1989
Seven men arrested in connection with the record 21.4-ton cocaine seizure in a raid of a Sylmar warehouse pleaded not guilty Monday in U.S. District Court to an indictment charging them with conspiracy and possession with intent to deliver cocaine. Judge Terry J.
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October 30, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Six men arrested after authorities shut down a warehouse where a record 21 tons of cocaine was seized pleaded innocent to drug charges before a federal magistrate today. The six were arrested after authorities raided the warehouse in the suburban Sylmar area Sept. 28 and seized the cocaine, the largest such confiscation in world history. They appeared for arraignment before U.S. Magistrate John R. Kronenberg.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1989
A federal grand jury Tuesday indicted six men arrested in the wake of the Sept. 28 raid at a Sylmar warehouse that yielded $12.2 million in cash and 21.4 tons of cocaine, the largest drug seizure ever. Charged with conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine were the two alleged ringleaders, former Mexican customs official Carlos Tapia Ponce, 68, of Juarez, Mexico, and his son, Hector Tapia Anchondo, 38, of El Paso, along with three men they allegedly hired to operate the warehouse.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1989 | DARRELL DAWSEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. and Mexican narcotics agents have seized more than $3.1 million in cash at northern Mexico houses owned by two men suspected of engineering the sale of 21.4 tons of cocaine found last month at a Sylmar warehouse, a spokesman for the Mexican attorney general's office said Wednesday. A portion of the money discovered at the residences of Carlos Enrique Tapia Ponce, 68, and his son, Hector Tapia Anchondo, 38, was profits from the record cocaine stash discovered in the Sept.
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November 2, 1989 | From United Press International
Federal police said today they arrested Rafael Munoz Talavera, a reputed smuggler believed to be the owner of the record 21.4 tons of cocaine seized in September in the Sylmar area of Los Angeles. Officers said Munoz Talavera was arrested Wednesday afternoon at a Juarez motel. Under Mexican law, he must be charged with a crime within 24 hours or be released.
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