Multi-Agency Operation Yields More than 3,200 Pounds of Marijuana
102 arrests made in latest Vekol Valley operation
Thursday, February 24, 2011 -
The combined efforts of local, state and federal law enforcement over the last few weeks continues to yield results in the battle against drug cartels doing business in the
The four-day operation produced a total of 3,200 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of more than $2.5 million. In addition, a large number of weapons were also seized.
The Department of Public Safety (DPS)-led multi-agency operation was supported with Border Guardian funding, which was approved by Governor Jan Brewer, in an effort to increase our enforcement efforts to disrupt criminal organizations who operate within the southern
The ongoing operation’s goal is to deny, degrade, disrupt and dismantle smuggling organizations. Intelligence gathered and shared between the agencies led to 102 arrests, 7 stolen vehicles recovered and the seizure of 12 firearms and more than 3,200 pounds of marijuana.
“This is an ongoing effort to deprive drug cartels of the profit motive to smuggle narcotics into
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