Friday, October 23, 2009

31 Minnesotans Arrested In Largest Mexican Cartel Bust

Federal officials say 31 people in Minnesota have been arrested as part of the largest single strike at Mexican drug operations in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman Will Taylor in Chicago says the arrests were made Wednesday. He says several search warrants were also executed in the state.Taylor says he can't give more details because the indictments against the members of the La Familia cartel in the state remain sealed in federal court. Attorney General Eric Holder calls La Familia the newest and most violent of Mexico's five drug cartels. More than 3,000 federal agents and police officers made the arrests in more than a dozen states. The raids are part of a long-running anti-drug operation that has led to nearly 1,200 arrests over almost four years.