29 charged in Operation Smack Dragon heroin ring

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TULSA, Okla. — Quick Facts:

  • The United States attorney office announced today that 29 people are charged as part of Operation Smack Dragon.
  • The operation focused on a Mexican drug trafficking ring with tiers in the United States, including Tulsa.
  • Several law enforcement agencies worked together and 28 of those charged are in custody.
  • Others are on the run, some in Mexico.
  • Officials said the ring focused on moving heroin over the border and then re-distributing it to be sold in Tulsa.
  • This ring is believed to be tied to the New Generation cartel in Mexico.
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