U.S. makes "numerous" drug-related arrests in Connecticut

Wed Apr 3, 2013 9:33am EDT

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(Reuters) - Officials launched what they described as a "massive" wave of arrests on Wednesday, relating to heroin and cocaine trafficking in southeastern Connecticut.

"Homeland Security Investigations, along with our federal, state and local law enforcement partners, are executing numerous federal and state arrest and search warrants at locations in southeastern Connecticut," said Ross Feinstein, a spokesman for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement arm of the Department of Homeland Security.

"Numerous arrests" have been made, said Tom Carson, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's office in Connecticut, though he declined to say how many people would ultimately be rounded up. The arrests focus on a large-scale heroin and cocaine trafficking ring, he said.

Feinstein said further information "about this massive law enforcement operation" would be announced later on Wednesday.

(Editing by Paul Thomasch and Bernadette Baum)

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Comments (7)
xwagner wrote:
So… low on ‘terrorists’ the “Homeland Security” agency turns to the endless “war on drugs” to keep its budget fat? Some US citizens like heroin and cocaine. Where’s there’s market demand there will be entrepreneurs. This is how capitalism works. Free country? We like to use that phrase.

Apr 03, 2013 9:06am EDT  --  Report as abuse
bobber1956 wrote:
xwagner

I am a drunk that does not drink, an addict that does not use, and I even voted to make pot legal in our state (though I will not smoke it) BUT if you think heroin, cocaine, and meth should be sold on a free market in the US you are an idiot. Any one that deals in those drugs is NOT an entrepreneurs they are a parasite. I am speaking from experience. However I am sure this action was infact politically motivated-something like…obama to Con., “If you support me in this gun control thing I will give you that drug bust you want”.

Apr 03, 2013 10:24am EDT  --  Report as abuse
BlueOkie wrote:
Great! Maybe this is another problem for Conn that they are working at. Glad not all their focus is on gun control.

Apr 03, 2013 10:28am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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