FONTANA: Four arrested in $6 million drug bust - Mexican Drug Cartel Ring

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FONTANA: Four arrested in $6 million drug bust - Mexican Drug Cartel Ring

Post  TumbleWeed on Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:14 am

FONTANA: Four arrested in $6 million drug bust

Attorney Generalís officials show more than 100 pounds of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin seized Tuesday during a bust in Fontana.

An Inland narcotics task force seized more than 100 pounds of methamphetamine and other drugs Wednesday, Oct. 9, worth nearly $6 million.
The California Attorney Generalís Inland Narcotic Crackdown Allied Taskforce arrested four people during a sting Tuesday evening in Fontana related to a Mexican cartel.
The INCA taskforce was investigating the La Familia Michoacana drug trafficking organization since Sept. 13, Attorney Generalís spokesman Steve Utter said. Take force agents displayed bags of white crystallized methamphetamine piled on a table with bricks of cocaine. Each bag was worth about $10,000, officials said.
Authorities say the drug ring planned to sell meth, cocaine and heroin throughout the Inland Empire. La Familia imports methamphetamine from Mexico and distributes the drugs throughout California and the western states, according to the Attorney Generalís office.
An undercover officer with the taskforce arranged a meeting about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in a parking lot near Interstate 10 and Sierra Avenue in Fontana. The undercover officer agreed to buy 30 pounds of methamphetamine at $7,000 per pound, totaling $210,000.

Through a series of meetings and phone calls, La Familia members agreed to deliver the drugs from Modesto.
Task force members saw a Dodge Caravan and Honda Pilot pull into the parking lot where four men were carrying a cardboard box full of about 10 pounds of methamphetamine. Task force agents swarmed the vehicles and arrested the four men.
Authorities served a search warrant at a nearby home where they found an additional 95 pounds of methamphetamine, four kilograms of cocaine, six ounces of heroin and $27,500 in cash.
Authorities arrested Jesus Aramando Cardena-Selem, 25, Ramiro Gil Guerra, 40, Sergio Mercado-Vasquez, 32, and †Juan Gabriel Angulo Cabrera, 37, on suspicion of drug trafficking charges.
All four men are scheduled to be arraigned in San Bernardino County Superior Court on Thursday.

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