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Mexican Nationals Reportedly Smuggled Meth to Colo. in Car Batteries

September 27, 2010  | 


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Officials today said they dealt a major blow to a methamphetamine trafficking ring suspected of moving up to 50 pounds of the drug into Colorado in common car batteries.

"This is no doubt, unique," said Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, who put the total street value of 50 pounds of uncut meth at $2.5 million.

Nine people were indicted after an eight month investigation by the Northern Colorado Drug Task Force. The ring leaders were brothers — Gabriel Farias-Chavez, 27, and Ramon Chavez, 30 — who allegedly were responsible for importing as much as 30 to 50 pounds of meth per month directly from Mexico into the Denver-metro area and Larimer County, said Sgt. Gary Shaklee of the Northern Colorado Drug Task Force.

"This is strictly drug-cartel," Suthers said.

Read Full Story at DenverPost.com

Tags: Mexican Drug Cartels, Methamphetamine, Drug Trafficking


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rrichmond @ 10/21/2010 8:01 AM

Good job task force. Not enough searches are being done. We need more interdiction classes to law enforcement officers. Keep up the good work and be careful out there.

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