Narcotics agents arrest suspects in drug ring believed to have brought 260 pounds of meth into OK

TULSA - A multi-agency, multi-county warrant sweep of 47 suspected meth smugglers has begun, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics officials confirmed at a press conference Friday morning. 

At least a dozen suspects from Tulsa, Claremore and Wagoner had been arrested as of 9:30 a.m., officials said.

OBN spokesman Mark Woodward said the suspects were believed to be part of a Mexican meth ring that pumped around 260 pounds -- worth roughly $14 million --  of the drug into Tulsa.

"In August of 2012, several agencies began working together to identify a major meth trafficking network operating in Tulsa," Woodward said. "This group of defendants would import several pounds of crystal methamphetamine, or 'ICE', into Tulsa on a weekly basis to supply local street dealers and users."

All of the suspects are being booked into the Tulsa County jail, and face a variety of charges, including trafficking of a controlled dangerous substance.

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