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Feds Bust Leaders Of "La Familia" Drug Cartel

POSTED: Friday, October 23, 2009 - 6:00am

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 2:25pm

The Drug Enforcement Administration says it has delivered a "significant blow" to one of the newest Mexican drug cartels.

They have arrested two leaders of the La Familia Michoacana drug cartel along with hundreds of others.

Police say one of the leaders supervised hit men and the other controlled an area around Morelia city.

Multiple agencies participated in the nearly four year investigation targeting the La Familia cartel.

In the last two days authorities say more than 300 people have been arrested.

In total, the operation has landed more than 1,100 people behind bars.
Millions of dollars in cash and drugs have been seized.

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