Arizona smashes Mexico cartel drug smuggling network

BBC News

US authorities say they have broken up a massive drug-smuggling network run by a Mexican cartel in Arizona.

A total of 76 suspects have been arrested and huge quantities of drugs and arms seized in a series of raids.

The ring used backpackers and vehicles to smuggle marijuana, cocaine and heroin across Arizona’s western desert.

The network was linked to Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel and generated an estimated $2 billion in profit over the last five years, officials said.

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