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Undercover Operation Nets $5M in Meth, Some Stored in Frosted Flakes Box

The undercover task force operation took place Jan. 10 in Murrieta.

Stored in these boxes, an estimated $5 million in meth was recovered Jan. 10, 2014 in Murrieta. Photo/Murrieta Police Department
Stored in these boxes, an estimated $5 million in meth was recovered Jan. 10, 2014 in Murrieta. Photo/Murrieta Police Department

Three members of a suspected Mexican drug trafficking ring were jailed in lieu of $1 million bail after they allegedly delivered 50 pounds of methamphetamine—some of it stored in a cereal box—to an undercover task force officer in Murrieta, police said.

The arrests on Friday, Jan. 10, were the result of an infiltration of the Hemet-based trafficking organization, Murrieta police Lt. Tony Conrad said in a news release Thursday.

After a day-long operation that took place in a commercial area of Murrieta, the three suspects arrested were: Donaciano Ramirez-Guerra, 36; Jovanny Aguirre, 22; and Jorge Hugo Guzman, 26.

The seized meth had an estimated street value of $5 million, according to Conrad.

A photo taken by Murrieta police showed the packages of drugs were hidden inside cardboard boxes, including a blue Frosted Flakes box.

As of Thursday, Ramirez-Guerra, Aguirre and Guzman remained behind bars at Southwest Detention Center on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a felony, transportation of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine for sales purposes. They were tentatively due in court Feb. 19, jail records showed.

Conrad said the take-down was a collaboration between Murrieta officers and the California Department of Justice Inland Allied Task Force—INCA—to which one Murrieta detective is assigned full-time.

The Inland Crackdown Allied Task Force was described as a multi-agency task force with participation by federal, state and local agencies targeting major Colombian and Mexican drug cartels within the Inland Empire region of the Los Angeles High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.

“Our detectives did assist with this operation,” Conrad said.

“This seizure represents the significant achievements that can be obtained when local, state and federal law enforcement partners work together to keep our communities drug free.”

Steve Newman January 17, 2014 at 08:57 PM
Convict- Brain dead- boy are you the one to talk- "You started it"- what are you 12? You rightfully came down on me and pinned me-you couldn't pin Cindy- not less me. And the only one that is going to cry swimmer, is you. You already did in court-in a wheel chair- whine more Jeff- it is impressive. And Alec can defend himself- he certainly does not need you ineptness. Have a good MLK- MLK had a dream, Obama has a drone. Funny shit from Rev Wright, his boy.
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Steve Newman January 18, 2014 at 03:37 PM
Don't be jealous Alek- there is plenty of Jeff to go around- and around, and around.
Steve Newman January 20, 2014 at 03:13 PM
Appears this thread is dead-wow I am a poet- Now CK will have to look elsewhere to harass me.

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