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Ga. police say gangs preying on Mexican cartels

By Andria Simmons
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

GWINNETT, Ga. — Mexican drug trafficking organizations --- with their large stashes of narcotics and cash --- are becoming an enticing robbery target for criminal street gangs, according to gang investigators from throughout Georgia.

A string of recent drug ripoffs are causing cartels to arm themselves heavily, which could prove dangerous for law enforcement officers, said John Houston, supervisory special agent for the FBI Atlanta Division.

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