DENVER (CBS4) – Twenty-three people have been indicted in a large-scale heroin trafficking ring based in Denver. Investigators say the group was dealing over two pounds (one kilogram) of heroin every week.
Agents and officers seized approximately 72 pounds (33 kilograms) of heroin, approximately $100,000 in cash, and two firearms.READ MORE: COVID In Colorado: Counties Prepare Local COVID Dials As State COVID Dial Is Set To Expire
According to allegations, defendants Azusena Maribel Sierra and her husband Juan Antonio Amaya-Nunez were at the center of the organization.READ MORE: GoFundMe Set Up For Brad Brubaker's Family, Victim In Denver Highland's Crash
The defendants face charges including conspiracy to distribute heroin, money laundering, transporting heroin in aid of racketeering, and using telephones in connection with drug trafficking.
Of those indicted, 14 defendants have been arrested and charged. Nine other defendants are pending arrest and are considered fugitives.MORE NEWS: Marijuana Delivery & Consumption Clubs Closer To Being Approved By Denver City Council