57 face charges over drug smuggling via big-rig axles

The ring has brought in massive amounts of cocaine, heroin and meth from Mexico to the L.A. area, authorities say. Eighteen suspects are arrested; the others remain fugitives.


Federal prosecutors Thursday unveiled indictments and charges against 57 people who authorities said smuggled massive quantities of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine from Mexico to the Los Angeles area using PVC piping concealed in the axles of big rigs. Find out more about the drug smuggling operation.

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