SALT LAKE CITY -- Officials with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration say they took down several bosses from the Sinaloa Cartel in a move they say "decimated" a Utah-based cell of the Mexican crime ring.
At least seven arrests came Tuesday after a raid at a home in South Jordan, a raid at the South Salt Lake restaurant Mi Ranchito, and a stop along I-15 in southern Utah.
The arrests come as part of an 18-month investigation that has yielded more than 30 arrests in Utah, California and Nevada. Authorities have also seized more than 30 pounds of methamphetamine, 200 pounds of marijuana, a kilogram of heroin and a kilogram of cocaine, as well as more than $322,000 and guns.
DEA Special Agent Frank Smith says evidence may also lead to arrests in Mexico.