Mexico-US drug investigation nets Colorado arrests

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Posted: Oct 20, 2010 6:49 PM
Mexico-US drug investigation nets Colorado arrests

The Drug Enforcement Administration says officers arrested 29 people and seized $1.4 million in Colorado Springs from an operation accused of smuggling drugs from Mexico.

Federal officials say the arrests are part of a nationwide investigation dubbed "Project Deliverance," which targets U.S.-based cells suspected of smuggling drugs across the Mexican border.

The project has led to 2,266 arrests, including that of Carlos Ramon Castro-Rocha, accused of running a major smuggling operation from Mexico. He is being held in Mexico City pending extradition.

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Federal officials announced the Colorado arrests Wednesday. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that federal agents also seized 30 pounds of methamphetamine, 13 pounds of cocaine and nearly 4 pounds of heroin.


Information from: The Gazette,