Narcotics agents today dismantled a large network of Mexican methamphetamine traffickers operating in Oklahoma, by arresting 17 suspects and obtain arrest warrants for 21 more.
Dozens of federal and state agents conducted searches on Monday morning in several communities in central Oklahoma, at the conclusion of an undercover investigation of a year, conducted by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the National Security Investigations (HSI).
“Today we have disabled a methamphetamine smuggling operation that began in Mexico and spread to other parts of Oklahoma and U.S.,” said Marlon Miller, director of the Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Dallas.
“Last summer we identified a large group of people brought large quantities of methamphetamine produced in Mexico to central Oklahoma for distribution,” said Mark Woodward, spokesman for the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics.
“These shipments were up to five kilograms each week. Therefore, this network is considered a major supplier of methamphetamines across central Oklahoma, “said Woodward.
During the investigation, agents were focused on identifying all the suspects in the distribution network, which entailed the drug shipments were divided into Oklahoma and then placed in small amounts in the communities of Norman, Edmond, Anadarko and Watonga Oklahoma City.
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