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Mexican cartels are in Maryland

February 18th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

A DEA agent sounded the alarm at a news conference this week, warning that Mexican cartels and their drugs are in Maryland.

The notice from Jarod Forget, the DEA special agent in charge of the Washington division office, came as Maryland Attorney General Anthony Brown announced the indictments of six people on allegations they trafficked large amounts of cocaine from Houston, Texas, to Baltimore County.

“Let me be clear, the Mexican cartels are here and their drugs are here in Maryland. They do not care about the wellbeing of our citizens, and they are flooding and poisoning our neighborhoods with drugs like cocaine, meth, heroine, and especially, fake pills laced with fentanyl,” Forget said at the news conference.

In the latest major bust against Latrava Kinney, Lawrence Nauls and Jayson Rhodes of Houston, the DEA seized 15 kilograms of cocaine, 400 grams of cocaine, 10 guns and more than $493,000