8-month investigation into Colorado organization linked to Mexican cartel detailed in indictment

Article subtitle: 
The DEA said 21 suspects were identified during the investigation into the organization linked to the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico.
Article CAIRCO note: 
8 months, started after the Biden Administration opened the borders.
Article author: 
Wilson Beese
Article publisher: 
9 News
Article date: 
3 December 2021
Article category: 
Colorado News
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Details of an eight-month investigation into a Colorado-based drug trafficking organization with links to a Mexican cartel have been released in a grand jury indictment.

On Wednesday, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced a 19-count indictment filed in Douglas County against 19 suspects. In addition, two related defendants were identified and arrested after the indictment, the district attorney's office said...

The organization's purpose was distributing large amounts of drugs including fentanyl, heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine throughout the Denver metro area as well as Arapahoe, Douglas, and Jefferson counties, the indictment says....

[T]he investigation began in April, when DEA agents learned that Samuel Padilla-Romo was selling methamphetamine in the 18th Judicial District and Denver metro area...

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