Cocaine Smuggling Operation From California To Colorado Busted; 55 Pounds Seized


By Paul Johnson

Centennial, Colorado (CNN) - You're looking at the haul from a major cocaine trafficking ring busted by drug agents in Colorado.
Authorities say the operation ran from California to Colorado.
Federal, state and local agencies worked together to dismantle the ring two weeks ago.
They announced the operation in a news conference Thursday. "By disrupting this ring, more than 25 kilograms of cocaine or about 55 pounds are now off the streets. This is a significant cocaine seizure for the state of Colorado." Authorities also found guns and cash.
They say the drugs were often smuggled using secret compartments inside vehicles.
The cocaine had a street value of about 750-thousand dollars.
Six men were arrested in Colorado and four in California as part of the sting.
All of the men are reportedly in the U-S illegally.
If convicted each of the men could face up to 60 years in prison.

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