22 arrested, meth seized in California bust

Oct 20, 2014 3:17 PM by News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California authorities have announced the arrests of 22 people and the seizure of 500 pounds of methamphetamine as part of a drug investigation targeting gangs tied to Mexico's Sinaloa cartel.

The state attorney general's office said Monday the arrests and drug seizures over the past year were based on an investigation that found methamphetamine from Mexico was being delivered to the Nitro gang in Southern California. According to state authorities, the gang made regular road trips to Contra Costa County to distribute methamphetamine to other drug trafficking organizations, including the Urtiz gang.

In addition to the drugs, authorities seized one firearm, four vehicles and more than $720,000 in cash.

The investigation, dubbed "Operation Road Trip," included authorities from Contra Costa County and Los Angeles.

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