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Nearly 100 arrests in Conn. drug sweep

April 3, 2013 at 4:27 PM   |   Comments

NORWICH, Conn., April 3 (UPI) -- Nearly one hundred people were arrested in a sweep of a large-scale drug-trafficking operation in New London County, Conn., police said.

Multiple raids ending Wednesday by federal, state and local law enforcement stemmed from 15-month investigation of heroin and cocaine trafficking stretching from the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico to Connecticut, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

Ross Feinstein, U.S. Department of Homeland Security spokesman, called it "a very well-coordinated law enforcement operation."

Most of the arrests were in New London County, with additional arrests in Puerto Rico, New York City, Springfield, Mass., and Providence, R.I., a law enforcement official said.

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