ATLANTA – Drug enforcement officials say they’ve seized millions of dollars from Atlanta-based Mexican cartel members.
Details of their investigation were announced Thursday and some of that money will help Georgia law enforcement agencies.
Special Agent Rodney Benson says their investigation, called Operation Four Horsemen, resulted in the seizure of $23.8 million and over 500 kilograms of cocaine.
Benson went on to say that 23 cartel members were arrested, including two of four brothers accused of running drugs all up and down the East Coast.
Benson says $8 million will be divided among five local law enforcement agencies that gave critical support to the investigation. The agencies named were the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Georgia Department of Public Safety, the Lawrenceville Police Department, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office and the Troup County Sheriff’s Office.
The drugs, cash and all the other assests seized during the two year investigation is all proof that Atlanta is still a major hub for Mexican drug cartels, says Benson