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Largest drug arrest made in Colorado history

By: FELISA CARDONA
February 9, 2012
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photo - Federal officials hold a news conference in Denver on Thursday to announce a major drug bust.   Photo by ANDY CROSS, THE DENVER POST
Federal officials hold a news conference in Denver on Thursday to announce a major drug bust. Photo by ANDY CROSS, THE DENVER POST 

Seventy- five people across the metro area were arrested this morning in what is described as the largest drug bust in Colorado history.

Members of street gangs committing violent bank takeovers and other street crimes were identified as traffickers of massive amounts of cocaine, crack and methamphetamine.

Agents and officers from nearly every federal and state law enforcement agency were involved in the investigations.

Eighteen people are still at large. A total of 97 people are charged in state and federal indictments.

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