03/28/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Massive US, Mexico Drug Operation Busts 750 People, Nets $59 Million In Cash

Attorney General Eric Holder announced today that the US and Mexican authorities have arrested 750 people in a massive anti-drug operation that has taken place over the past 21 months. AFP reports:

The operation -- which investigated crimes in the United States, Mexico and Canada -- netted some 59 million dollars in cash, 12,000 kilos (12 tonnes) of cocaine, 544 kilos (1,200 pounds) of methamphetamine and 1.3 million Ecstasy pills.

"An operation of that scope and magnitude can only be effective with combined forces against the enemy," Holder said, praising cooperation between agencies and governments in the investigation.

Read more from AFP here.


Watch Holder discuss the investigation and arrests in the video below.