For Immediate Release
June 1, 2021
Bernalillo County- On May 19-20, 2021, the New Mexico State Police Crime Suppression Unit (street crimes south element) executed multiple arrest warrants in Albuquerque, NM. These warrants resulted from a three-month operation focused on the trafficking of illegal narcotics through social media platforms.
During the extensive operation, the New Mexico State Police Crime Suppression Unit identified 34 individuals selling illegal narcotics. Of the 34, Crime Suppression agents arrested 18 individuals. Those arrested were booked into the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center in Albuquerque, NM without incident. More arrests are forthcoming.
As a result of this investigation, the New Mexico State Police seized a total of 3 pounds of Methamphetamine, 439 Fentanyl pills and 11 grams of Cocaine.
“New Mexico State Police will continue to target those who sell or are in any way involved in trafficking illegal drugs in this state” said Robert Thornton, Chief of the New Mexico State Police. “Large scale, long term complex operations like these are essential to help make our streets and communities safer.”
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