DEA Announces Largest Meth Bust in Agency History
The Drug Enforcement Agency showed off why we pay them in Southern California, bringing in the largest domestic seizure of methamphetamine.
On October 2nd, 2,224 pounds of methamphetamine were seized during the peak of an investigation into the Sinaloa cartel, the DEA said in a statement.
Agents served search warrants at a narcotics stash house in Moreno Valley and Perris, which are east of Los Angeles.
Also seized were 893 pounds of cocaine, as well as 13 pounds of heroin.
“The largest DEA domestic seizure of methamphetamine in history is a significant blow to the cartels, but more importantly it is a gigantic victory for communities throughout Southern California and the United States who have had to deal with the torrent of methamphetamine coming into their neighborhoods,” The DEA's Acting Administrator, Timothy J. Shea, said.
Bill Bodner, the DEA's agent in charge of their L.A. Field Division, said the area is a "major transshipment hub" for cartels trafficking drugs across the southwest border, from Mexico.
“Successful seizures like these save lives and reduce the exploitation and victimization of our local communities,” Bodner said.
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