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DEA, Scottsdale police arrest 6, including MS-13 member

Mar 6, 2019, 4:47 AM | Updated: 11:15 am
(Photo by Eric Kayne/Getty Images)...
(Photo by Eric Kayne/Getty Images)
(Photo by Eric Kayne/Getty Images)

PHOENIX — The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in Arizona announced Monday that six people, including an MS-13 gang member, were arrested on drug charges.

The agency teamed up with the Scottsdale Police Department for the investigation, according to a press release.

Officers served search and arrest warrants on four residences on Friday, which led to the seizure of 2 kilograms of cocaine, 1,000 pills suspected to be fentanyl, $28,000 in cash, 16 weapons, body armor and thousands of rounds of ammunition.

The suspects arrested were Jose Gonzalez Ramos, Yasary Bejarano, Luis Adrian Gonzalez Perez, Carlos Daniel Pineda Martinez, Jorge Marin Cuevas and John Hernandez Vera.

Ramos admitted to police that he was a member of the MS-13 gang, according to the release.

The group faces multiple drug and weapons charges and will be prosecuted through the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.

“The safety and protection of American citizens by targeting drug traffickers, violent gang members and other criminal organizations is our highest priority,” Doug Coleman, Special Agent in Charge of DEA in Arizona, said in the release.

“These criminals who prey on our communities will be discovered, and along with our law enforcement partners, the men and women of DEA will bring them to justice.”

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DEA, Scottsdale police arrest 6, including MS-13 member