By: Savannah Smith | 10-12-2017 | News
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Massive Drug Bust in Georgia Seized Millions from Mexico-Based Traffickers

A massive drug bust in Gwinett County in Georgia resulted in millions of dollars worth of drugs seized, cash, firearms and resulted in numerous arrests in what investigators believe is a huge Mexican-based drug trafficking and money laundering.

Law enforcement in Gwinett County has arrested 10 people and captured more than 400 pounds of methamphetamine, 175 pounds of cocaine, seized $2 million in cash, and 10 firearms in what is described as a massive drug bust.

Among those charged with various drug trafficking and conspiracy charges are Nicolas Fernandez-Lopez, Jose Heredia Gonzalez, Carlos Wilson Paz, Carmelo Reyes-Lozano, Cesar Leonel Perez- Flores, Raul Solorio-Campos, Rony Omar Martine-Colon, Tracy Price, Angel Santiago and Kevin Ernest Contreras.

Along with those ten named persons, investigators said that 25 others were arrested in Coweta, Clayton, Barrow, Henry, and Fulton counties as well as North Carolina. Names of these people from said areas were not immediately available.

Investigators believe that the massive Mexican-based drug trafficking started in February but quickly became focused on Gwinnett County. The authorities said they managed to execute several search warrants and traffic stop after extensive surveillance.

The drug bust operations were made possible by the joint efforts of the DEA, Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office, Gwinnett Metro Task Force, and the Lawrenceville Police Department and the Gwinnett County Police Department.

There is no confirmation yet whether anyone of those charged or arrested has availed the services of a lawyer for their defense. There is still no word also on their first appearance.

The Trump administration has long professed to go aggressively after illegal drugs operators, especially those with links to neighboring countries, and using illegal aliens entering the U.S. Prevalence of illegal drugs from Mexico is also one of the reasons why President Trump is pushing for the wall to be built between the borders of the U.S. and Mexico to better protect Americans.


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