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Massive San Jose Meth Bust Tied To Mexican Drug Cartel

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Investigators at the scene of a methamphetamine bust in San Jose, March 2, 2012. (CBS)

Investigators at the scene of a methamphetamine bust in San Jose, March 2, 2012. (CBS)

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SAN JOSE (KCBS) – Three San Jose residents charged in connection with one of the largest methamphetamine seizures in U.S. history have ties to a Mexican drug trafficking organization, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Last week, the DEA confiscated more than 750 pounds of meth in a San Jose raid with a street value of over $34 million.

“It’s a crushing blow to the cartels that market the meth,” said George W. Grayson, author of, Mexico: Narco-Violence and a Failed State?

KCBS’ Matt Bigler Reports:

He said the cartels are increasingly enlarging their meth exports as they diversify their array of products.

Suspects Alberto Rodriguez, Carlos Aguilar, and Liliana Lopez were each being held on $2 million bail.

Their apartment off of Snell Ave. was actually found by Palo Alto Police detectives who had gone there as part of an investigation into stolen iPads.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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