Warrant sweep shuts down Mexican cartel network

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TULSA, Okla. – A multi-agency drug sweep has shut down what officials call a “large Mexican cartel drug network.”

They found a full eight pounds of crystal meth they said is worth a tremendous amount on the street.

Early Friday morning agents and officers, armed with 47 arrest warrants, went to work picking up suspects.

Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics spokesperson Mark Woodard said the primary targets of this investigation had ties to Mexican cartel sources.

He said they shipped as much as 260 pounds of meth from Mexico into Tulsa over the past four years.

Friday’s sweep has resulted in 21 arrests so far.