Feds net $45 million in drugs during sting on Mexican cartel; Oregon among states where drugs distributed
Dozens of people accused of working for one of Mexico’s largest drug cartels were arrested today in a multistate bust that netted more than $45 million worth of cocaine, heroin, marijuana and methamphetamine, federal officials said.
At least some of the drugs were carried over the U.S.-Mexico border on a bridge made from sandbags partially submerged in the Colorado River outside of Yuma, Ariz., authorities said. All of the narcotics were sneaked into the country on the porous Southwest border exploited by cartel kingpin Victor Emilio Cazares-Gastellum.
What was seized
27,229 pounds of marijuana.
9,512 pounds of cocaine.
705 pounds of methamphetamine.
227 pounds of pure methamphetamine, also known as “ice.”
11 pounds of heroin.
$6.1 million in property and assets.
An estimated 100 weapons and 94 vehicles.
Wait... the border is "porous"?
What is the cost to our communities (human cost, taxpayer cost ect) of allowing our border to be violated and giving cover to traffikers by allowing millions upon millions of illegal aliens into this country?
Thanks Teddy (both Kennedy and Kulongoski) and thank you Bush.