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300-plus arrested in drug cartel sting

October 23, 2009

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— In the largest single strike at Mexican drug operations in the U.S., authorities arrested more than 300 people in a sting that demonstrates an upstart cartel’s vast reach north of the border.

The tentacles of “La Familia” extend coast to coast and deep into America’s heartland, with arrests announced Thursday in 38 cities from Boston to Seattle and from St. Paul, Minn., to Raleigh, N.C.

Drug deals went down in Oklahoma parking lots, suppliers were advised to weld drugs into tire rims for transport, and in the Dallas and Seattle areas, dozens of children were removed from houses where authorities found drugs, guns or cash derived from drug sales.

Perhaps more than any other cartel, La Familia projects a Robin Hood image. The Drug Enforcement Administration said the group is “philosophically opposed to the sale of methamphetamine to Mexicans, and instead supports its export to the United States for consumption by Americans.”

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geekin_topekan 5 years, 10 months ago

"philosophically opposed to the sale of methamphetamine to Mexicans, and instead supports its export to the United States for consumption by Americans.” ++++ Kinda like the US is philosophically opposed to giving its own citizens smallpox infected blankets and instead supports export to the indians for consumption.

But back in the 21st century, drugs are big business. Both for its producers and the guardians of all things just and secure for the people. Cheap imported meth must be devastating, financially, for funding on the so called "war on drugs". Be a good American and buy only locally produced meth.

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