Colorado Cops Seize 200 Pounds of Mexican Cartel’s Marijuana

This June 5, 2017, photo shows a marijuana leaf in the vegetative room at Alaska Cannabis Cultivators in Fairbanks, Alaska. Voters in parts of Alaska will decide in local elections on Tuesday, Oct. 3, whether to ban commercial cannabis operations, including retail stores and cultivation facilities. (Eric Engman/Fairbanks Daily News-Miner …
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Colorado Spring, CO

Local police officers in Colorado seized more than 200 pounds of marijuana and six pistols, all believed to belong to a Mexican cartel.

The seizure took place this week when officers with Colorado Springs Police’s Vice, Narcotics, and Intelligence unit received information about marijuana being stored at a home in rural El Paso County, information released by CSPD revealed.

With the help of El Paso County Sheriff’s deputies, authorities served a search warrant where they found 212 pounds of refined marijuana in various stages of packaging. The home also yielded six handguns; one of which had been reported stolen from a California law enforcement official earlier this year.

The case began when the property owner had gone to check on the renter after not being able to contact them via email or phone. Fearing that the lessee ill or worse, they went inside and found the reported packaging operation. According to Colorado Springs Police, the evidence found points to the drugs belonging to a Mexican drug cartel.

Ildefonso Ortiz is an award-winning journalist with Breitbart Texas. He co-founded the Cartel Chronicles project with Brandon Darby and Stephen K. Bannon.  You can follow him on Twitter and on Facebook. He can be contacted at Iortiz@breitbart.com.

Brandon Darby is managing director and editor-in-chief of Breitbart Texas. He co-founded the Cartel Chronicles project with Ildefonso Ortiz and Stephen K. Bannon. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook. He can be contacted at bdarby@breitbart.com.

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