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43 indicted on drug charges

February 6, 2008

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— Forty-three people were indicted Tuesday after an investigation into two separate drug rings that authorities allege distributed more than $12 million worth of cocaine, crack and other drugs in northeast Kansas and the Kansas City area.

The investigation, dubbed "Operation Stonewalled," resulted in the seizure of nearly 43 pounds of cocaine, $335,000 in cash, 18 vehicles and 18 weapons, said U.S. Attorney Eric Melgren.

One of the indictments focused on a drug ring that operated in Leavenworth, Atchison and the Kansas City area, while the second focused on a group that worked mostly in just the Kansas City region, Melgren said.

Arrests in the case began Tuesday morning and 31 suspects were in custody Tuesday afternoon, he said. Suspects were mostly from Leavenworth, Atchison, Topeka and Kansas City, Kan.; Lee's Summit, Mo., Independence, Mo., and Kansas City, Mo.

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Ray Parker 6 years, 2 months ago

In addition to supplying over 90% of the world's opium, Afghanistan has now become the world's largest supplier of cannabis, funneling even more huge drug profits into terrorist groups sworn to attack and kill Americans in large numbers. Defoliants could be used to destroy the illegal drug crops, but that might cause a political incident, and ill will towards the West from Afghan drug lords. Zalmai Afzali, the spokesman for the Ministry of Counter Narcotics, said there would be no major change in the strategy to combat the problem, which he blamed on the lack of security. Meanwhile, the streets of all major cities in the USofA are littered with dead victims of drug-related crimes, even children hit by stray bullets or targeted in retaliation to drug dealers, while leftists plan to fight drugs with taxpayer-funded needle exchanges and shorter "fairer" sentences for crack cocaine dealers, as terrorists probe for weaknesses in civilian and military defenses, and train boys and mentally disabled women for killing.

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