Countywide : Officials Give Results of Drug Seizure Efforts

Orange County officials said Friday that the county's Regional Narcotics Suppression Program resulted in 456 arrests and the seizure of almost $145 million in drug money in the past four years.

The program, designed to coordinate the drug enforcement work of local agencies with those at the state and federal levels, also led to the seizure of 61,761 pounds of cocaine, 33 pounds of heroin, and 3,537 pounds of marijuana.

Last year, the group confiscated 7,752 pounds of cocaine and 1,076 pounds of marijuana.

Most of the drugs entering the country continue to come from international cartels based in Colombia and Mexico, according to the agency.

The program consists of 24 federal, state, county and city agencies.

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