Tuesday, September 28, 2010

11 Mexican Nationals Arrested in huge Outdoor Marijuana Operation in Ohio (Columbus, Ohio - September 24, 2010)
DEA, BCI and Local Law Enforcement Seize Thousands of plants in two Counties

SEP 24 -- (COLUMBUS, Ohio) — A crew of 11 Mexican nationals, including the alleged ringleader, were arrested yesterday as the result of a three-month-long investigation into outdoor marijuana megafarms. More than 2,500 marijuana plants were seized from these massive outdoor grow operations. Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Robert L. Corso made the announcement today.

“It’s rare for investigators to make arrests in these kinds of marijuana growing operations, and to have arrested 11 individuals surprised even the most seasoned of investigators,” said Attorney General Cordray. “I cannot overemphasize the importance of successfully and safely arresting the alleged ringleader of this operation and his crew. It could be instrumental to further understanding and shutting down this cancerous practice that has been spreading to Ohio.”...

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