Multiple Agencies Make Large Cocaine Bust in Lea County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

LEA COUNTY - A major bust blows the lid off cocaine trafficking in Lea County.

Authorities say they broke up a drug ring out of Arizona that was sending cocaine across state lines into Lea County.

They think the ring is tied to a major drug cartel in Mexico.

At least six agencies took part in the crackdown that netted a whopping 16 pounds of cocaine.

Officials say that's worth about half a million dollars on the streets.

They also seized three cars.

No word yet on how many people they arrested.