Fifty People Arrested In Mexican Cartel Bust In N.C.

Over fifty people have been arrested and millions of dollars worth of drugs seized in our state in what's being called one of the largest single U.S. strikes against Mexican drug cartels.

Just weeks ago in Edgecombe County, with the joint effort of police and sheriff's departments across the east, they took down a major player in La Familia, which is a violent drug trafficking cartel based in Mexico. That was just one of the many arrests across the east.

Tuesday those involved with the project met to discuss just how important drug busts like this are.

Greenville police chief William Anderson says, "This is a major, major success story, bringing down one of the most violent, dangerous cartels that's been bringing drugs across the nation, particularly to eastern Carolina."

The group says this project is making a dent on the drug war, and they plan to continue such projects.

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  • by daniel Location: cloud 9,420 ave NC on Dec 7, 2009 at 04:00 AM
    this is really funny,they didnt say the amount of any of the drugs seized in the bust so nobody knows how much is going "missing" from the evidence room within the next 2-3 weeks and "leaked" back out into out streets.......
  • by Wide eyed Location: NC on Nov 12, 2009 at 07:44 AM
    I agree with JR 100%. If there wasn't any users there wouldn't be a market. No demand, no supply. Simply put ! As for the ones that want to place this on illegals I would like for them to think again. There are tons of illegal pot farms and meth labs going on right under our noses each and every day. If you google meth labs in NC, you will find tons of them marking the western end of NC. Not all drug traffic comes from out of the country.
  • by Holly Location: Gville on Nov 11, 2009 at 07:15 PM
    The picture assoc. with this story is of crack. The Mexican gang La Familia sells methamphetamine.
  • by S Location: ENC on Nov 11, 2009 at 06:24 PM
    JR hit the nail on the head...I can't believe anyone is naive enough to believe that the drug smugglers will be stopped by the government.....Drugs and drug lords finance many politicians and judges & pay huge bribes to get their product among us.....It's laughable to think that these same people would do anything to kill the goose that lays their golden eggs. Think about it.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 11, 2009 at 04:41 PM
    To Anon in Greenille-You spell like you talk. Ola! Amigo!
  • by Daniel Location: Akron, In. on Nov 11, 2009 at 03:55 PM
    What law enforcement does is outside of the constitution of the united states. These are not Americans, they are nothing more then "jack booted thugs" End this illegal drug war and bring back our Bill of Right.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 11, 2009 at 02:17 PM
    There are too many people in the world today that do or sell drugs to ever get rid of it especially marijuana. And marijuana seems to be the drug that helps more than hurt.
  • by Clark Kent on Nov 11, 2009 at 12:27 PM
    This is funny. WITN runs a story about members of a an international cartel getting busted in eastern carolina in today's news. Yesterday, there was a story about some guy in Chocowinity getting caught with a few marijuana seedlings by the Beaufort Co. Sheriff's Department. I wish this station would stop running articles everytime a lawman gives someone a ticket for having a joint. If a major arrest is made, then that is newsworthy. If we had more cooperation among agencies, we could bust some of the cartel members that I'm sure are operating in Beaufort Co. Only a suggestion.
  • by B Location: NC on Nov 11, 2009 at 12:11 PM
    If ICE would do their job this would not be a problem!
  • by Pirate91 on Nov 11, 2009 at 12:06 PM
    You can not create demand without supply. Seal the borders, the mules can't pack it across.
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