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Indio Man Arrested in Drug Cartel Investigation

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Indio Man Arrested in Drug Cartel Investigation

CREATED Oct. 26, 2011

Indio Man Arrested in Drug Cartel Investigation

LONG BEACH- An Indio man has been arrested for allegedly taking part in a cocaine smuggling operation involving a Mexican drug cartel.

Rene Guerrero of Indio, and Giovani Arias of Sinaloa Mexico - were arrested last week.

The Department of Justice targeted the Guadalajara Cartel - a group that smuggles large amounts of cocaine and meth into California.

The pair was arrested during a sting operation near Long Beach - and were found in possession of $5 million worth of cocaine.

If convicted, the men each face a maximum of 25 years in state prison

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