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UPDATED: Feds detail scope of national takedown of violent Mexican drug cartel

Federal and local authorities are announcing the results today of a two-day nationwide takedown of several members of a violent Mexican drug cartel.

Among the nearly 1,200 individuals arrested in “Project Coronado,” 16 have been charged federally in Western Washington. The grand jury indictment against those 16 was unsealed Wednesday. Fourteen of those charged have been arrested. Two remain fugitives. Another four are charged by criminal complaint in federal court.

The 16, who live in King and Snohomish counties, California and Mexico, have been charged with methamphetamine, cocaine and money-laundering conspiracy charges.

A local DEA-led task force served search

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