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Half ton of processed marijuana discovered

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Law-enforcement personnel broke up a “major trafficking ring” inside a Madera home earlier this week, resulting in the arrest of eight Mexican citizens and seizure of more than 500 pounds of marijuana believed to be tied to Mexican drug-trafficking cartels.

Early Wednesday morning, Madera County Narcotics Enforcement Team (MADNET) agents and other agencies including the Madera County Sheriff’s Office collaborated in serving a search warrant for a home on Del Monte Road near Avenue 21, sheriff’s spokeswoman Erica Stuart said.

When they entered the home, Stuart said, officers found it had been converted into a massive marijuana processing center where eight male Mexican citizens — none living in the house — were arrested.

“They all told agents they were dropped off at this location where they were assigned to ‘work marijuana,’” said Stuart, who declined to go into any further detail as the investigation continues...


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