Arrests made in Ajo drug ring

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Twelve suspects are facing multiple felony drug charges this morning.

The Pima County Sheriff's Department along with ICE agents made the arrests, after several months of investigation work.

PCSD, with assistance from ICE agents, worked together for months to identify the suspects they say were involved in illegal drug sales in Ajo.

Authorities served a search warrant on a house in the small town, just two hours west of Tucson.

Ten of the suspects were found in town and arrested on the same day; two were already in custody on unrelated charges.  Their ages range from 49 to 20 years old.

The operation was a joint effort as part of the Border Anti-Narcotics Network Initiative.

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