Feds bust Iraqi-Mexican drug operation in California.

Federal officials said Thursday they've taken down a drug and…

Federal officials said Thursday they’ve taken down a drug and weapons trafficking ring involving members of San Diego’s Iraqi community and a major Mexican drug cartel that was caught selling large amounts of drugs, guns and grenades.

Police in El Cajon said more than 60 suspects linked to the Chaldean Organized Crime Syndicate were arrested.

Smugglers were shipping drugs from El Cajon to Iraqis in Detroit, where the Chaldean syndicate is based, authorities said.

El Cajon and federal police say they have seized 18 pounds of methamphetamine, narcotics, cocaine and other drugs; more than 3,500 pounds of marijuana; $630,000 in cash; four IEDs; and more than 30 guns, including assault rifles.

Source: Julie Watson for The Associated Press.

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  • William

    Full autos are not illegal, they are just regulated.

  • William

    Bolt action guns have been used to assult. Make no mistake that an attack can be done using weapons. Yes, a machine gun would make an awesome assulters tool. The end result will be the men who cary them to give the tool its name. Or market them as such. I have an assult pistole that is a semi auto. I love it.

  • Jman

    Again with assault rifles!! If they do not shot full/burst auto with a single squeeze of the trigger and are only semi-automatic one bullet with each squeeze of the trigger then they are not assualt rifles! Get educated, Man the media sucks ass sometimes…. Miss information always around us… And if they are truly the real deal assault rifles then the original owners have a lot of explaining to do in jail since you have to have the proper paper’s/registration for the real things!