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Agents seize 1,300 pounds of marijuana at Ontario home

November 12, 2009 |  1:58 pm

San Bernardino County narcotics agents seized 1,300 pounds of marijuana with a street value of $1 million and arrested four men during a raid at an Ontario home used by a Mexican drug cartel, authorities said.

Agents from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department arrested four men Wednesday morning at the home in the 1600 block of G Street. Police identified them as Eduardo Flores, 46, of Bell Gardens; Carlos Rodriguez, 29, of Los Angeles; Aurelio Lizarraga, 34, of Rialto; and Saul Ochoa, 35, of Corona.

They were booked at the West Valley Detention Center and face drug charges, authorities said.

During the raid, agents discovered about 1,200 pounds of marijuana inside two vehicles that were parked at the home. Another 100 pounds were found inside the home, along with scales, packaging materials and documentation that indicated narcotic sales, authorities said.

Investigators said they seized a total of 1,300 pounds of marijuana in 211 packages. Investigators said that the marijuana was grown in Mexico and was to be distributed across the U.S.

“Mexican drug cartels are clearly transporting drugs across our southern border and we are working diligently to keep them out of our county,” Sheriff Rod Hoops said in a press statement.

-- Ruben Vives