Federal agents arrested more than 300 suspects Thursday in a series of raids pointed at the La Familia Mexican drug cartel’s operations in the U.S., including the smuggling and distribution of methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana. —JCL
The arrests are aimed at the US operations of the La Familia cartel, two officials said Thursday, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the results of the operation.
Over the past two days, more than 3,000 federal agents and police officers carried out arrests in more than a dozen states, as part of a long-running anti-drug operation that has netted nearly 1,200 arrests over almost four years.
[...] The officials said states where arrests were made or charges filed include California, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington state.
Mexican police bring in Arnoldo “La Minsa” Rueda Medina, a leader of the La Familia drug cartel, in July. Medina’s arrest in Morelia, Mexico, triggered a spate of killings of federal officers on the following weekend.