FEDS INDICT MEXICAN DRUG CARTEL

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The government Thursday announced indictments against the alleged leaders of one of Mexico’s most powerful drug cartels, the Zambada-Garcia organization, which officials said funneled cocaine and marijuana into American cities and had ties to the 1985 killing of a U.S. undercover agent.

Authorities arrested at least 67 suspected drug traffickers Thursday in the United States and Mexico, bringing to about 240 the number of people taken into custody during the 19-month inquiry, according to the Los Angeles Times.

During the operation, authorities seized almost six tons of cocaine, more than 12 tons of marijuana, 100 pounds of methamphetamine and more than $8 million.

The organization, based in the Mexican states of Sinaloa and Nayarit, sent drugs to U.S. cities including Los Angeles, Chicago and New York, authorities said.

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