A nationwide drug bust has lead to ten members of an alleged marijuana ring being arrested in Milwaukee.
The arrests are part of a national federal marijuana crackdown that authorities are calling “Project Deliverance.” Milwaukee law enforcement officials arrested ten people and seized five vehicles, more than fifteen pounds of marijuana, $5,000 in cash, and six firearms – including two assault rifles and a submachine gun.
According to police reports, the ten suspects are accused of distributing over 1,000 kilograms of marijuana between November 2008 and June 9, 2010. The marijuana allegedly came from a source in Mexico. Attorney General Eric Holder praised law enforcement officials in the U.S. as well as Mexico.
“The efforts that are made south in Mexico help us here in the United States.” Holder said. “We think that what we have done today in regard to dismantling the transportation capabilities of the cartels in the United States will help Mexico as well.”
If convicted, the ten people arrested face a minimum of 10 years in prison, and a fine of up to $4,000,000.
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