31 people indicted for trafficking heroin and cocaine. (Source: WOIO)
Latoya Johnson wanted by police. (Source: FBI)
James McClain wanted by police. (Source: FBI)
Reuben Bell wanted by police. (Source: FBI)
Suspects arrested in 'Operation Bocaza'. (Source: FBI)
DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -
The crackdown on heroin continues in Cleveland.
The U.S. Attorney's Office, FBI, Cleveland Police, Cuyahoga County Sheriff held a news conference in downtown Cleveland to announce more than two dozen heroin indictments. The crackdown, dubbed Operation Bocaza, is described as a drug ring that operated from 2010 through this month and stretched from Cleveland, OH to McAllen, TX.
According to authorities, 31 people have been hit with federal indictments for trafficking heroin and cocaine.
Seven kilograms of heroin was seized during the raid and a kilo of cocaine plus 10 guns.
Joe Pien with the US Attorney Office said, "This is a very significant case and we have taken a lot of poison off the street by taking this group down."
"Mexico drug trafficking were supplying those in McAllen, Texas. Supplying those in Chicago and the Gangster Disciples and then they were funneled here by individuals of this conspiracy," said Steve Anthony, FBI.
Out of the 31, all but three were arrested Thursday morning. Police are still looking for Rueben Bell, 27, Latoya Johnson, 30 and James McClain, 32.
Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 216-522-1400.
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