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DEA agents in Texas seize $1 million in meth, arrest cartel big shot in raid

January 21, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
DEA agents in Texas seize $1 million in meth, arrest cartel big shot in raid

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Federal Drug Enforcement agents in Dallas seized $1 million worth of meth during a raid that led to the arrest of a major player with the upstart Jalisco New Generation Mexican drug cartel who led a massive drug distribution operation in North Texas.

Authorities said the drugs were stashed at a North Dallas storage unit before distributed to over a dozen drug dealers in the North Dallas, Garland areas and to out of state dealers in Arkansas.

Agents recovered drugs, guns, munitions and tens of thousands of dollars in cash, during Wednesday’s raid, officials said.

The events unfolded early Wednesday afternoon when federal agents arrested a Mexican national they say has ties to the “Jalisco New Generation” drug cartel, at a house in rural West Tawakoni, located in Hunt County.

Agents stated that the suspect produced mass quantities of meth out of a homemade lab.

Feds said cartels would rather manufacture methamphetamine in rural areas to avoid detection due to the strong smell it produces.

According to Investigators, once the suspect had completed production, he would transport the meth to the storage shed and sell the drug in kilograms to dealers in North Dallas, Lake Highlands, and Garland.

Agents seized a million dollars worth of meth, several firearms and $50,000 cash.

Feds withheld the name of the cartel member arrested Wednesday night and had yet to be transferred over to the U.S. Marshal’s Office.

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