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Secretive U.S.-Mexico operation nets arrest of 24 suspected Sinaloa cartel members

Secretive U.S.-Mexico operation nets arrest of 24 suspected Sinaloa cartel members

A highly secretive, daylong law enforcement operation around the Arizona border with Mexico resulted in the arrest of two dozen alleged high-level Mexican drug cartel members, according to a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman.

The sting known as Mexican Operation Diablo Express took place Friday as numerous law enforcement agencies converged on Lukeville, Ariz., which sits on the border with Mexico.

Homeland Security Investigations, a unit of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, helped Mexican authorities nab 24 alleged members of the Sinaloa cartel who were operating around Sonoyta, Mexico, and the U.S. border, spokeswoman Gillian M. Christensen...

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