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32 arrested in suburban Philadelphia drug ring

February 25, 2015

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Nearly three dozen people have been arrested in the Philadelphia area in connection with a drug ring that had ties to Colombia.

Authorities announced the 32 arrests Wednesday and said they seized 12.5 ounces of crystal methamphetamine, 20 ounces of cocaine, eight guns, five vehicles and more than $44,000 following the arrests.

The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office says it learned last year that a heroin trafficking investigation in Colombia had possible links to Pennsylvania. Authorities say they identified a Norristown resident on a wiretap speaking with a Colombian drug trafficker.

Investigators say a break in the case came when a citizen called the district attorney’s office to report drug trafficking and provided enough information to identify the methamphetamine suppliers of an addicted family member.

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