$1.7 bil­lion worth of pot seized in sweep

Austin American-Statesman - - FRIDAYBRIEFING -

FRESNO — Nearly 100 peo­ple have been ar­rested in an on­go­ing sweep of mar­i­juana-grow­ing op­er­a­tions that has net­ted more than $1.7 bil­lion worth of pot in Cal­i­for­nia’s Sierra Ne­vada range, fed­eral and state agents said. Sev­eral Mex­i­can drug car­tels were in­volved in the grow op­er­a­tions, and most of the 97 peo­ple ar­rested are Mex­i­can na­tion­als, Fresno County Sher­iff Mar­garet Mims said.

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