1,500 Pounds of Marijuana from Trafficking Group
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office made a huge breakthrough, a group of Valley and Federal Law-Enforcement agencies worked together to confiscate weapons, cash and at least 1,500 pounds of marijuana from a drug trafficking group. The group had been operating across the Phoenix area.
The Organized Crime Drug Enforcement was able to confiscate 1,710 pounds of marijuana. According to the Sheriff’s Office this was from six locations that was operating in the Metro Phoenix area. They were using the city as a distribution hub.
The Sheriff investigators believe that the locations are suspected to be under the direction of a foreign supplier. They first got a search warrant for every location, some of which included homes that were being used as drug “stash houses”. The officials made an arrest of seven different people that were believed to be involved in the drug enterprise.
According to Sheriff Joe Arpaio, The Drug Enforcement were able to confiscate at least fifteen weapons and more than $60,000 in cash money. They also confiscated several vehicles from the locations.
Law Enforcement Worked Together to Bust the Drug Trafficking Operation
The Organized Crime Drug Enforcement strike force is made up of officials from the U.S. immigration and Custom’s Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations and the Drug Enforcement Administration.