Wiretaps were key to bringing down meth cartel
The investigation led to the arrests of 41 people — including five in Woodland and three in Long Beach — and seizures of 89 pounds of meth, 50 firearms and $255,000 in cash.
But in the past, anytime members of the family were arrested — or suspected an arrest was imminent — they’d return to Mexico for long stretches of time. In the interim, other family members stepped in.
It's that whole "family values don't stop at the Rio Grande" thing.
The organization controlled the distribution of meth along the Interstate 5 corridor, bringing 200 pounds a month up from superlabs in Mexico, court documents said. About half the meth stayed in Washington, and the rest was shipped to the Midwest and East Coast, authorities said.
[Epifanio Barragan] has been ordered detained in federal custody for the duration of his case “based on immigration status,” according to court documents that don’t elaborate.
A few blocks away at 733 Second St., Maria Jesus Barragan Estrada, 35, admitted to agents she came to America illegally about 12 years ago, according to a probable cause statement.
Agents found a permanent resident card in her name and two Social Security cards. A federal agent checked and found no record of a resident card issued in her name, the statement said.
And the list goes on and on. These are the people that McCain, Clinton and Obama want to give amnesty to. Don't let them fool you about "background checks" and "the ones who aren't breaking the law" (which is laughable on it's face) because these are people who have no background and simply haven't been caught yet.