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6 linked to ring brought hundreds of pounds of drugs to US

May 30, 2019
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This undated photo released by the U.S. Department of Justice shows hundreds of pounds of seized cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and other narcotics brought into the U.S. from Mexico at an undisclosed location. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles says Thursday, May 30, 2019 that six suspects were arrested this week and named in an indictment alleging conspiracies to distribute narcotics and launder the proceeds. The defendants range in age from 23 and 61 and are residents of Southern California, Chicago and New York City. (U.S. Department of Justice via AP)
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This undated photo released by the U.S. Department of Justice shows hundreds of pounds of seized cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and other narcotics brought into the U.S. from Mexico at an undisclosed location. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles says Thursday, May 30, 2019 that six suspects were arrested this week and named in an indictment alleging conspiracies to distribute narcotics and launder the proceeds. The defendants range in age from 23 and 61 and are residents of Southern California, Chicago and New York City. (U.S. Department of Justice via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors say six people linked to an international drug ring brought hundreds of pounds (kilograms) of cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and other narcotics into the U.S. from Mexico.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles says Thursday that all six were arrested this week and named in an indictment alleging conspiracies to distribute narcotics and launder the proceeds.

Officials say over a 10-month period, authorities seized 880 pounds (400 kilograms) of cocaine, 495 pounds (225 kilograms) of meth and 26 pounds (12 kilograms) of heroin. They also seized $4.7 million in drug money.

The drugs were hidden inside compartments in vehicles or in boxes that appeared to contain speakers

The defendants range in age from 23 to 61 and are residents of Southern California, Chicago and New York City.

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