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Drug raids net 2,127 arrests on Mexican border

From Carol Cratty

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A U.S. Marshals Service operation led to the arrest of 2,127 suspected drug traffickers along the U.S.-Mexico border since March, the agency announced Tuesday.

The United States and Mexico worked together to target "major narcotics criminals who had substantial resources to fund new identities and frequent movements," the Marshals Service announced Tuesday.

"The sheer number of violent fugitives taken off the street makes this a successful operation," Ben Reyna, director of the Marshals Service, said in a written statement.

The operation, which was carried out between March and mid-July, dismantled narcotics organizations in Texas, Arizona, and southern California, the Marshals Service said.




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