In just 36 hours, 41 people were arrested after an anti-drug operation deployed by various police agencies in southwest Florida, in addition to agents seized more than half a million dollars in drugs, weapons and a large amount of cash.
The operation was carried out by the Anti-Narcotics Task Force, NetForce, which, according to authorities, managed to dismantle several gangs dedicated to drug trafficking throughout the five boroughs of southwest Florida, a blow to organized crime that took months of preparation and execution .
At a press conference led by the state attorney, and the sheriffs and heads of the various law enforcement agencies, the scope of the large-scale operation that began in the city of Fort Myers and then spread throughout the Southwest from Florida.
Focused on identifying and eradicating the main narcotics suppliers in the city of Fort Myers, during the investigation, agents identified multiple individuals allegedly responsible for the distribution of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl and methamphetamine.
Investigations led to multiple individuals throughout Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Glades, and Hendry counties, who were allegedly involved in drug trafficking … a total of 41 people were arrested.
The operation also resulted in the confiscation of nearly $ 650,000 worth of drugs and more than $ 350,000 in cash, as well as weapons of various kinds.
Those arrested in this operation have been accused of allegedly being part of drug trafficking organizations. It was known that at least four of them were released on bail on Thursday night.