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.