FBI: Three arrested in cocaine and heroin bust

4:08 PM, May 29, 2008   |    comments
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Forty-eight-year-old Juan Carlos Banos of Las Vegas, 46-year-old Antonio Duran of California, and 24-year-old Rudy Daniel Tapia of Los Angeles were arrested today. According to the FBI, l all three are allegedly part of a Mexican drug organization that transports cocaine and heroin from Mexico to California to Cleveland.

The FBI says along with the arrest, they seized 25 kilos of cocaine, two kilos of heroin, weapons and processing equipment from a building on Clague Road in North Olmsted.

The estimated street value of the seizure is $5 million.

The arrests are the second phase of the investigation by the Northern Ohio Law Enforcement Task Force as well as several national and local law enforcement agencies.

All three are charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and heroin.


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