DEA arrest 6 in drug operation involving MS-13

All arrested will face various drug and weapon charges


By PoliceOne Staff

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Police have arrested six people in connection with an Arizona drug investigation.

The Scottsdale Police Department worked with the Drug Enforcement Agency to investigate drug activity by an organization last year, local news station ABC 15 reports.

The investigation led police to search four homes on March 1, collectively finding two kilograms of cocaine, 1,000 suspected fentanyl pills, 16 weapons, some that were reported stolen, and $28,000 in cash. Police also found thousands of rounds of ammunition and body armor.

All arrested will face various weapons and state drug charges. One of the suspects admitted to being a member of the MS-13 gang.

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