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Feds, Police Conduct Drug Raids Across Contra Costa; 4 Arrested

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Local and federal authorities conducted a series of drug busts in Contra Costa on October 15, 2013. (CBS)

Local and federal authorities conducted a series of drug busts in Contra Costa on October 15, 2013. (CBS)

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CONTRA COSTA COUNTY (KCBS) – Federal and local law enforcement agents conducted drug raids in four Contra Costa County locations Tuesday morning and arrested four people.

Authorities told KCBS that the FBI, DEA and Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office conducted raids in the cities of Antioch, Pittsburg, Oakley, and Concord at about 6 a.m.

FBI officials said four unidentified people arrested on drug trafficking charges were involved in cocaine and methamphetamine dealing.

The FBI described the drug raid as part of an ongoing investigation. Six locations among the four cities were targeted according to FBI spokesman Peter Lee.

Lee said all of the suspects surrendered peacefully, but would not give details as to the amounts of methamphetamine and cocaine that were seized.

According to Lee, a Mexican drug cartel has a presence in the East Bay. He described this incident as part of a larger “organized crime, gang-affiliated type of event”.

Authorities wanted to disrupt the flow of drugs that are controlled by the drug cartel. Lee said Mexican drug pushers routinely traffic drugs up and down Highway 101 and Highway 5.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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