FARMINGTON — Multiple law enforcement agencies seized more than 10 and a half pounds of methamphetamine Wednesday, which carries a street value of about $700,000, in what they are calling the biggest drug bust in recent history in San Juan County.
Six individuals, believed to be connected to a Mexican cartel, were arrested in the raid which simultaneously targeted five houses in Farmington, Flora Vista and Crouch Mesa , Region II Narcotics Task Force Lt. Neil Haws said.
The individuals, who were in the country illegally, were taken to Albuquerque, where they will face federal charges. Names were withheld pending the federal investigation, Haws said.
A large amount of money and guns also were seized.
Region II Narcotics Task Force, Four Corners Gang Task Force, San Juan County Sheriff's and Farmington Police Department SWAT teams, U.S. Marshals, Drug Enforcement Agency, and Farmington and Bloomfield Police canine units participated.
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