Colorado

Aug 9, 2013 7:03 PM by Eric Ross

DEA Agents seize meth and guns during raid

A year-long investigation led to the arrests of ten people who DEA Agents say were involved in a massive drug ring.

"We seized about 25 pounds of meth and about $80,000 in assets," Matt Barden with the DEA said.

The raid happened at a business just east of downtown Colorado Springs along Bijou.

"Ever since we've been here there's been a lot of police activity with our neighbors," a business owner next door told News 5.

In addition to seizing meth and drug money, DEA Agents also confiscated several guns.

"Out of the 10 individuals arrested, 7 firearms were seized," Barden said.

One of those guns was reported stolen by an Oklahoma City police officer. This latest sting operation put a dent in this alleged trafficking ring, but the work is far from over.

"It is our job to crush an organization and put them out of business," Barden said. "We do that by not only taking the individuals out of the play by arresting them, but by taking as much drugs as you can and as much of their assets and drug proceeds that you can."

DEA agents believe a lot of the narcotics trafficked through Colorado are coming from Mexico.

To learn more about the DEA, visit http://www.justice.gov/dea/index.shtml

To submit a tip, visit http://www.justice.gov/dea/ops/submit.shtml

 

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