Friday, April 30, 2010

$1.5 Million Meth & Coke Seized in Undercover Drug Bust

Posted by CotoBlogzz 04-30-2010 06:30 PM
LOS ANGELES, CA  - The California Attorney General's  (AG) office today announced that agents from the AG's  office seized $1.5 million worth of drugs, including 79 pounds of methamphetamine and 11 pounds of cocaine, $30,000 in cash and eight firearms in another successful drug bust in Southern California Thursday night.

Ramon Salazar Camargo, 33, and his accomplice, Jesus Lopez, 21, were arrested Thursday night and are being held in Los Angeles County Jail on $3 million bail each.

Thursday's arrests and seizures are the result of a successful "buy bust" operation conducted by agents from The AG's Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement (BNE). Camargo and Lopez were arrested after negotiating a drug deal and delivering 20 pounds of methamphetamine to undercover agents in a Bell Gardens strip mall. After the initial seizure, officers executed a search warrant on a Los Angeles residence kept as a "stash house" where they seized additional methamphetamine, cocaine, firearms and currency.

Agencies involved in Thursday's operation included thr AG's BNE Major Narcotics and Violence Team, Imperial County Narcotic Task Force, and Los Angeles Interagency Metropolitan Police and Crime Task Force.

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