SALT LAKE CITY — Approximately half a million dollars in methamphetamine from a Mexican drug cartel was confiscated by the Drug Enforcement Agency over the weekend.
"It's a significant case, an international case with long-reaching tentacles from the East Coast to the West Coast," said Frank Smith, assistant special agent to the DEA. "All of these drugs were coming to Utah."
In addition to the 25 pounds of methamphetamine, weapons, marijuana and $100,000 were also confiscated.
Smith said it was, perhaps the "most meth that's ever been seized in Utah" and thanked the efforts of state, local and federal counterparts in the case. The case is still ongoing, but Smith said it was a "significant blow to Mexican drug cartels in Salt Lake."
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