LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Authorities on Wednesday arrested 16 defendants allegedly linked to an Inland Empire-based drug trafficking ring that used the U.S. Postal Service and private vehicles to ship large quantities of cocaine and other narcotics to buyers across the country.
A 17-count indictment, filed in Los Angeles federal court, charges two dozen defendants with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. Some of the defendants are also charged with distribution of controlled substances, possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, and being felons in possession of ammunition.
Between October 2016 and May 2018, members of the conspiracy mailed large quantities of narcotics from post offices throughout Riverside and San Bernardino counties to recipients nationwide