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.