Authorities this week seized heroin, meth, opioids, weed, cocaine, mushrooms and an assortment of firearms — and arrested 10 people today — from a criminal ring operating along the northern Front Variety, a news release from the Northern Colorado Drug Process Force stated Friday.
The job force carried out an eight-month probe, dubbed Operation Malverde, into the criminal enterprise and executed search warrants across northern Colorado on Tuesday.
Authorities seized almost 38 pounds of methamphetamine, 108 grams of heroin, five pounds of marijuana, 213 oxycodone and fentanyl tablets, 11 grams of mushrooms, six grams of cocaine, 12 rifles and handguns and $13,000.
These arrested in the operation involve residents of Denver, Campion, Fort Collins, Loveland, Estes Park, Berthoud, Lakewood and Cheyenne. Collectively, they face far more than 120 felony charges, which includes dollars laundering, conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, DUI and resisting a peace officer.
The job force stated various suspects stay at big, which includes Ismael Ivan Mojica-Garcia, who is a cell head in the Sinaloa drug cartel and is thought of armed and really hazardous. He drives a blue 2010 Chevrolet Corvette with short-term Colorado license plate 1103924.
Authorities caution people today to not strategy Mojica-Garcia, if spotted. Alternatively, contact 911.
Operation Malverde got assist from nearby agencies, which includes Larimer County Regional SWAT, Fort Collins Police Solutions SWAT, Loveland Police Division SWAT, Jefferson County Regional SWAT, Aurora Police Division SWAT, North Metro SWAT, Denver Police Division SWAT, Denver Police Division and the Windsor Police Division.