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Florida authorities seize $12.8 million worth of drugs, arrest 85 in two-year undercover investigation

(CNN)A two-year drug trafficking investigation resulted in the arrest of 85 suspects and over $12.8 million in drugs. was confiscated. , the Polk County Sheriff's Office said on Friday. It's off the hook, and just a pound of methamphetamine has been seized. From that initial incident, investigators uncovered a methamphetamine trafficking scheme involving large amounts of methamphetamine being smuggled from California to Florida in checked luggage on domestic flights, according to police. One airline had six suitcases of this drug smuggled into Orlando, and they didn't often put underwear in their suitcases to pretend they were hiding the drugs. Do you think LAX has a drug smuggling problem at the airport? There were 6 cases.

A total of £268, street value of $9,725,040 was recovered in this operation.

``Get these dangerous drugs and felons off the streets. We are so proud of the detectives, investigators, and law enforcement officers who worked with us to bring out an arrest made in Polk County history during an undercover wiretapping investigation. and make more arrests, so those who think they escaped us - think again.

According to police, the 85 suspects arrested in the operation were Charged with a total of 355 felonies and 93 misdemeanors.

Detectives said one of the suspects arrested, DeMarcus Terrell Jefferson, was found to have killed his brother as a result of a fentanyl and Xanax overdose. Los Angeles International Airport has reached out to CNN for comment.

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