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Colorado Springs Police seize 212 pounds of Mexican cartel’s marijuana

January 1, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Colorado Springs Police seize 212 pounds of Mexican cartel’s marijuana

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Local authorities in Colorado seized over 200 pounds of marijuana and six firearms, all of which are believed to belong to a Mexican drug cartel.

The bust occurred this week when officers with Colorado Springs Police’s Vice, Narcotics, and Intelligence unit obtained information about marijuana being stashed at a residence in rural El Paso County.

With assistance from El Paso County Sheriff’s deputies, police executed a search warrant where they discovered 212 pounds of refined marijuana in various degrees of packaging.

According to the Denver Channel, search also led to the discovery of six handguns; one of which had been reported stolen from a law enforcement officer in California earlier this year.

Authorities said the case was launched when the property owner went to check on the renter after not being able to get in touch with them via email or phone.

Concerned that the person was ill or worse, police officers went inside the apartment and discovered the illicit marijuana packaging operation.

Colorado Springs Police officials revealed that the evidence found at the scene indicates that the drugs belonged to a Mexican drug cartel.

However, law enforcement officials haven’t named a specific drug cartel and did not disclose was evidence led investigators to that conclusion.

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