12 arrested in New Mexico methamphetamine trafficking ring

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – Authorities say 12 people have been arrested in an investigation targeting a methamphetamine trafficking ring operating in New Mexico’s Grant County.

The probe began in March 2014 and culminated Thursday with the arrests.

The 12 alleged members of the meth trafficking ring are charged in a 34-count indictment.

Authorities executed federal search warrants at seven homes and one business in Grant County.

During the course of the investigation, authorities say they seized about seven ounces of methamphetamine, several pounds of marijuana, some $17,000 in cash, 28 firearms, three vehicles and seven motorcycles.

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