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Authorities report Dimmit Co. drug raid

30 trafficking suspects in custody

Dimmit County authorities in partnership with the U.S. Marshals reported the capture of 30 suspected drug traffickers in February.

The large drug raid happened on Feb. 20 following a 14-month investigation.

The 30 suspects taken in to custody are facing a range of federal and state trafficking charges.

The Dimmit County Sheriff said many of the suspects had been identified as members of violent criminal street gangs that have been operating for some time.

Weapons were also seized in the raid.