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Massive San Jose Meth Bust Tied To Mexican Drug Cartel

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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  • angela

    I guess they are not very smart to steal an iPad and expecting it not to be part of the Find My iPhone App or any other apps that protect iPads and iPhones from being stolen. Glad to see all the drugs are confiscated.

  • jack

    Mexico? No way!

  • Cristel

    GREAT job San Jose!!!! YAHHHHHHHHHHH

  • Shocked

    Connected to a Mexican Drug Cartel… Oh, I think I am going to have a heart attack and die from that surprise!

  • jk

    Man what a bummer

  • PLW

    That cannot be, America’ s President, Attorney General, and Homeland Security says American Borders are SECURE……..

  • lee

    Corrupt California DEA where stealing drugs from evidence vaults and reselling them to cover extensive credit card debt.
    They also are creating suspects by planting evidence just so that they can steal from them.
    Given the choice of suspension or dealing with their debt most DEA are thinking outside the box.

  • todd

    Everyone knows that several corrupt DEA was providing cover for this.

  • tn

    …..just waiting for the other severed leg and shoe to drop…

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