• Agencies join forces in heroin, human trafficking crackdown

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    TULSA, Okla. - Quick Facts:

    • Several agencies are serving search warrants in the east Tulsa area
    • Tulsa County deputies say several arrests happened in the Tulsa and Wagoner County areas involved in heroin trafficking and human trafficking
    • The agencies say they found drug paraphernalia and firearms in their searches

     

    Tulsa County deputies joined the FBI and Homeland Security for an investigation into drugs and human trafficking.

    Tulsa County Sheriff's Office

    FOX23 was there as investigators served search warrants near 21st and Highway 169, the latest in 8 warrants served across Tulsa, Broken Arrow and portions of Wagoner County. 

    Deputies say they found drugs, mostly heroin, firearms and links ot a human trafficking organization. 

    Tulsa County Sheriff's Office

    Investigators got an early start Wednesday after months of work with deputies, the FBI, the Attorney General's Office and the Department of Homeland Security. 

    Many of those involved are repeat offenders, according to deputies. 

    Investigators say the two groups they busted Wednesday are responsible for at least a 1/3 of the heroin distribution in Tulsa area. Both groups are believed to be under the direction of the Mexican drug cartel. Officials said the drugs were smuggled from Mexico along with people to run the "business" in Tulsa.

    Officials reported 10 arrests and the seizure of $123,000 cash, eight cars, two guns and 4.5 pounds of heroin.

    Tulsa County Sheriff's Office


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