Local News in Brief : 10 Arrested, Cocaine Seized in Drug Raids

Ten people arrested in a series of San Fernando Valley drug raids Sunday are scheduled to be arraigned today in Los Angeles Municipal Court, authorities said.

Police seized about 7 1/2 kilos of cocaine, valued at $750,000, in the raids, police said.

The 10 suspects, all Colombians, were arrested at a North Hollywood Colombian restaurant and at homes in North Hollywood, Glendale, Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys and Northridge, Burbank Police Sgt. Frank Reilman said. The cocaine was seized at the restaurant, he said.

Reilman said the raid ended a three-week investigation by Burbank police, the Los Angeles Police Department, the state Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement and three federal agencies--the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Customs Service.

The suspects were arrested on suspicion of conspiring to transport and distribute cocaine, Reilman said. They were being held Tuesday in Burbank City Jail in lieu of $750,000 bail each.

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