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Brothers sought in Arizona drug investigation

Brothers sought in Arizona drug investigation

CREATED Jun 11, 2012

Web Producer: Laura Kittell

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities in southern Arizona are searching for two brothers wanted for drug trafficking and money laundering.
   
Pima County Sheriff's Department officials say 28-year-old Alejandro Ortiz Guerana and 24-year-old Gerardo Guerena both may be hiding in Mexico.
   
Authorities say the brothers and five other people are accused of trafficking and selling nearly $5 million worth of marijuana from 2005 until 2011.
   
Alejandro Guerena's wife, her sister and their father were arrested May 9 on drug trafficking and money laundering charges.
   
Deputies have been investigating the Guerena brothers since 2009.
   
A sheriff's department SWAT team raided four homes connected to the Guerenas and their relatives and seized cash and several other items in May 2011.

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