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Arrests, seizures target Sinaloa drugs destined for Virginia

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Posted at 3:02 PM, May 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-26 18:02:06-04

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP)  — Local and federal officials say they've dismantled a trafficking network that ferried drugs from the Sinaloa cartel in Mexico through California to multiple drug-dealing organizations around the nation’s capital.

The investigation began in 2017 with a Loudoun County, Virginia, sheriff's deputy assigned to a Drug Enforcement Administration task force. It eventually stretched to seven states and resulted in more than 30 arrests, the seizure of more than 100 firearms; $6 million in cash, jewelry and other valuables; 473 pounds of methamphetamine; 42 kilograms of fentanyl; and 129 kilograms of cocaine.

One specific seizure in Loudoun County was the largest in its history.