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article image$8 million methamphetamine bust in California

By Oscar Brooks     Apr 30, 2010 in Crime
Ontario - On Wednesday of this week, two methamphetamine seizes were made by agents from the state Department of Justice Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement. One seizure in Ontario, California brought in drugs worth a street value of $8 million.
According to the San Bernardino Sun newspaper,, the agents were armed with search warrants and ]made the bust in the 1,500 block of Palmetto street in Ontario. They arrested 42-year old Marco Alejo after he left the residence.
Department of Justice Special Agent Supervisor Rigo Polanco said, "We haven't found out exactly what his role in the process is other than he was overseeing the methamphetamine". Whether he was a manufacturer or a gang member, authorities don't know.
The second drug bust was in Torrance, California. That seizure came a few hours after the one in Ontario. Jorge Gonzalez and his wife Sarah Altamirano were arrested after agents saw them leave the house. They allegedly had 39 one-pound packages of heroin valued at $8 million in their car, police said.
Agents found 38 pounds of methamphetamine inside their house valued at $3.5 million. The state agency worked with the assistance of local law enforcement in making the arrests.
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