Police link Metro drug raid to violent Mexican cartel
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Four people are under arrest on drug charges and over 2,400 pounds of marijuana are off the streets after an eight month investigation which police say was connected to a drug cartel in Mexico known for violence.
According to Dwight Mitchell, a Louisville Metro Police spokesperson, the arrests came after multiple search warrants were served early Wednesday at two Okolona homes – one in the 6300 block of Hackberry Way and a second in the 10100 block of Winding River Way.
Mitchell said the four arrested - Horacio D. Magana, 22, Maritzein R. Rangel, 20, Evelia Macias-Farias, 39, and Elias Vazquez-Garcia, 40 – are charged with trafficking in marijuana over five pounds and engaging in an organized criminal syndicate.
During a press conference Wednesday morning, police linked the four people charged to the violent Zeta drug cartel.
In addition to the marijuana seized, Mitchell said officers also confiscated approximately $1.06 million in cash.
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