2 large drug trafficking organizations dismantled in Denver officials say

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DENVER — Two major drug trafficking rings operating in metro Denver have been dismantled according to authorities.

The U.S. Attorney’s office and the Metro Gang Task Force say 54 people have been indicted and the arrests began early Friday morning during raids.

Twenty-eight of the 54 were taken into custody. Another 14 were already in custody. That left 12 suspects on the loose Friday night.

Investigators say the two organizations are not connected.

They alleged dealt meth, cocaine, heroine, ecstacy and marijuana throughout metro Denver and the Front Range. Police say the drugs came from Mexico.