YUMA, Ariz. (13 On Your Side) – In a massive
drug sting aimed at one of the most powerful Mexican drug cartels, the Imperial
Valley Narcotics Task force arrested ten drug smugglers trafficking meth and
cocaine across the border from Mexicali.
Nine agencies were involved in
arrested people in the Imperial Valley, in an
operation aimed at cracking down on drug smuggling across the U.S.-Mexico
By 7:00 am Wednesday morning,
officers from the Imperial County Narcotics Task Force quietly surrounded an
apartment complex on Main Street
in El Centro.
Their goal: To arrest members of the
13 On Your Side's Grecia Aguilar
went along with the narcotics task force team as they arrested Fernando Saldana
from El Centro, who they say repeatedly drove drugs to Los Angeles over a span
of three years.
Meanwhile, officers arrested other
suspected cartel members in Calexico, Heber and Brawley.
Saldana is just one of many people
busted by authorities in "Operation Cerberus." Agents also busted suspected
drug smuggling suspects in Southern California, Arizona
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