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14 Indicted In Record-Setting Las Vegas Meth Bust

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Clark County grand jury has indicted 14 people on drug trafficking charges in the largest methamphetamine bust in Nevada history.

The indictment Friday alleges that the men and women were part of a Las Vegas drug ring that imported drugs from Mexico and sold them throughout southern Nevada.

A July 12 drug raid on several homes in the Las Vegas area resulted in the arrests.

Police say 26-year-old Oscar Cavadas was the ringleader. He also faces charges of possession of a dangerous weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Police during the raid seized 212 pounds of methamphetamine and heroin with an estimated street value of $5.7 million, along with $280,000 in cash, six guns and nine vehicles allegedly used for drug trafficking.

The multi-agency investigation began in January.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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