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08/15/2013 05:52 pm ET Updated Oct 15, 2013

Mexico-L.A. Drug Ring Hid Meth, Heroin In Pipes On Big Rigs, Feds Say - Latimes.com

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Federal prosecutors unveiled indictments Thursday against 57 members of an alleged drug trafficking ring that authorities said smuggled cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine from Mexico to Los Angeles, using concealed compartments and PVC piping.

Drug Enforcement Administration agents arrested 18 of the alleged traffickers, whose drug distribution network stretched from the Mexican border to truck yards in Wilmington and South Gate and suburban homes in Sun Valley and Sylmar.

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