Authorities this week seized heroin, meth, opioids, weed, cocaine, mushrooms and an assortment of firearms — and arrested 10 persons — from a criminal ring operating along the northern Front Variety, a news release from the Northern Colorado Drug Job Force stated Friday.
The job force performed an eight-month probe, dubbed Operation Malverde, into the criminal enterprise and executed search warrants across northern Colorado on Tuesday.
Authorities seized almost 38 pounds of methamphetamine, 108 grams of heroin, five pounds of marijuana, 213 oxycodone and fentanyl tablets, 11 grams of mushrooms, six grams of cocaine, 12 rifles and handguns and $13,000.
These arrested in the operation contain residents of Denver, Campion, Fort Collins, Loveland, Estes Park, Berthoud, Lakewood and Cheyenne. With each other, they face much more than 120 felony charges, like funds laundering, conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, DUI and resisting a peace officer.
The job force mentioned numerous suspects stay at big, like Ismael Ivan Mojica-Garcia, who is a cell head in the Sinaloa drug cartel and is deemed armed and quite risky. He drives a blue 2010 Chevrolet Corvette with short-term Colorado license plate 1103924.
Authorities caution persons to not method Mojica-Garcia, if spotted. Alternatively, get in touch with 911.
Operation Malverde got assistance from neighborhood agencies, like Larimer County Regional SWAT, Fort Collins Police Solutions SWAT, Loveland Police Division SWAT, Jefferson County Regional SWAT, Aurora Police Division SWAT, North Metro SWAT, Denver Police Division SWAT, Denver Police Division and the Windsor Police Division.