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anti-drug operation in California nets 40 suspects

30 Aug

English: View of the San Fernando Valley from ...

The mobilization was performed in a workshop in which adjustments were made to the cars to be used by drug traffickers

About 40 people were arrested in Los Angeles in a raid on a workshop where air-conditioned Vans were being made ready to smuggle drugs in secret compartments, authorities said.

In the operation, performed after several months of research, involving federal and local agents raided Wednesday in a paint and body shop located in the San Fernando Valley, about 50 miles north of Los Angeles.

The spokeswoman for Citizenship and Immigration Service (ICE), Virginia Kice, confirmed the operation and said that the workshop was made adjustments to the cars, which were used by drug traffickers.

He noted that vehicles were adapted to place them secret compartments to smuggle drugs between Mexico and the United States.

Authorities did not spread further details or the names of those arrested, saying that the investigation is continuing and further arrests could be made more.

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