Federal agents took four people into custody Tuesday during a drug bust in Contra Costa County and seized large quantities of methamphetamine, cocaine and cash.
Investigators say the suspected drug dealers were all working for Mexican cartels, transporting drugs across the border and up to the Pacific Northwest.
The F.B.I., working with the D.E.A. and the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office executed search warrants Tuesday morning at six different locations in Pittsburg, Antioch, Concord and Oakley.
Authorities identified one of the people arrested that morning as Jorge Gonzalez Herrera. He was expected to appear in federal court Monday afternoon.
Following this series of raids, agents seized bags of evidence and at least one computer.
People who live near a Pittsburg home that was searched told KTVU that they were surprised to see federal agents move in on the place.
“It's disturbing because overnight all this activity is going on and you have no idea that these things are happening in your neighborhood,” said Yolanda Braggs, who operates a daycare center in the neighborhood.
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