Valley Stream, New York 2022-05-18 11:16:24 –
Greenville, South Carolina (WSPA) – 34 people have been charged after a drug ring related to a Mexican cartel was arrested in Upstate.
According to the South Carolina Attorney General’s office, much of the drug trafficking was run and promoted by the owners of the Los Primos restaurant in Greenville.
Many of the drugs were allegedly trafficked just outside the restaurant, and more drugs were allegedly trafficked from the taco rack owned by the restaurant owner.
The study revealed a relationship with the Mexican drug trafficking cartel operating in South Carolina and Georgia.
In South Carolina, an investigation that authorities called “Los Banditos” was confiscated.
- 11 kilograms of methamphetamine
- 584 grams of cocaine
- $ 63,000
- 20 firearms
In Georgia, seizures occurred in several Atlanta apartments and stashes. The following items have been confiscated.
- 200 kg of methamphetamine
- 3.5 kg of cocaine
- 3.2 kg of heroin
- 5 oz cocaine mixed with fentanyl
- 183 pounds of marijuana
- 900 Xanax pills
- Multiple firearms
“This was a very large and organized drug operation, allegedly trafficking a few kilograms of drugs to Greenville County each week,” said Walt Wilkins, 13th circuit attorney. “The efforts and dedication of the Greenville Drug Enforcement Department, SLED, and the South Carolina Grand Jury have significantly reduced the availability of drugs in the Greenville community, and some of the worst drug dealers have been arrested. “
The next release describes people arrested and charged in this case.
South Carolina Attorney General Allan Wilson is expected to talk about the case Wednesday at 12:00 pm. Stream the press conference live with the player above.
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