07/15/2011

Vegas meth bust nets 8 immigrant arrests

Police seized 212 pounds of drugs worth $5.7 million

Spokane Spokesman Review

LAS VEGAS — Eight illegal immigrants from Mexico were arrested on drug trafficking charges after federal and Las Vegas law enforcement officials seized 212 pounds of drugs worth an estimated street value of $5.7 million in the largest methamphetamine bust in Nevada history, authorities announced Thursday.

Police also seized $280,000 in cash, six guns and nine vehicles used for drug trafficking after searching nine residential properties in Las Vegas and Henderson on Tuesday.

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