In what is being called the biggest meth bust in southern Nevada history netted police more than 200 pounds of meth and thousands of dollars in cash. A seven month long investigation led to the raids.
The Southern Nevada High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force served warrants on five homes in Las Vegas and Henderson Wednesday. In addition to the meth, police seized nearly five pounds of heroin and a number of guns.
Agents say the value of the drugs is around $5.7 million. Eleven people were arrested — 10 are Mexican nationals who are in the United States illegally. Agents say the drug organization brought the meth and heroin in from Mexico.
“It is our intention to see that the drug dealers who want to come here to southern Nevada, who want to sell or distribute or even drive through this community with their drugs and weapons and cause crime, is not going to be acceptable and won’t be tolerated,” said Las Vegas Metro Police Captain Richard Collins.
Agents say they are still trying to figure out if the group is linked to Mexican drug cartels. They say a majority of the drugs were meant for distribution in Las Vegas.