Dozens arrested in New Mexico on drug, gun charges

Created: 01/27/2014 8:29 AM
By: The Associated Press

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) - Dozens of people are in custody after being arrested in southeastern New Mexico on drug trafficking and weapons charges.

The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports that teams of officers arrested 27 people on Friday after deploying from staging areas in Carlsbad and Artesia.

District Attorney Janetta B. Hicks says some suspects may face additional charges because investigators found more firearms.

Hicks praises cooperation among federal, state and local agencies.

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