LOCAL : 1,200 Pounds of Cocaine Seized

From Times staff and wire service reports

Los Angeles police have arrested 11 Colombians, seized almost 1,200 pounds of cocaine and recovered about $103,000 in cash in one of the largest drug busts in the city’s history, Chief Daryl F. Gates announced today.

Gates said the suspects are “top-level people” in the distribution of drugs shipped in from overseas. He said a major share of the cocaine confiscated had probably been destined for shipment to other cities across the United States. The arrests late Monday culminated a two-month investigation, Gates said.