11 arrested in biggest meth bust in Nevada history

Jacquie Levy

11 arrested in biggest meth bust in Nevada history

CREATED Jul. 13, 2011

LAS VEGAS, NV (KTNV) - Almost a dozen people were arrested and over 200 pounds of drugs seized in the biggest meth bust in the history of Nevada.

At a press conference on Thursday, officials announced that they served search warrants at five houses across the Las Vegas Valley and Henderson on Tuesday.

They arrested 11 people, including the man who is suspected of being the group's leader, Oscar Cavadas. Ten of the individuals are Mexican nationals.

In the bust, they confiscated more than 200 pounds of meth totaling over $5 million. They also took five pounds of heroin, six firearms and $280,000 in cash. The drugs taken are believed to be manufactured in Mexico.

"75 percent of the drugs were for local domestic market in Las Vegas," Drug Enforcement Agent Paul Rozario. 

These warrants were issued by the Southern Nevada High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force, which consists of officers and agents from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the DEA, the Henderson Police Department, the North Las Vegas Police Department, the Boulder City Police Department and the Nevada Highway Patrol.