Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Orlando Police assist with drug trafficking operation

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Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the Orlando Police department were part of a joint investigation into gangs.

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The Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation was nationally recognized last month for its outstanding investigative effort into violent organizations.

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From 2019 through 2021, MBI joined forces with the following groups:

  • U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Streets Task Force

  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

  • United States Postal Inspection Service in Orlando

  • Orange County Sheriff’s Office

  • Orlando Police Department

They launched a series of investigations targeting four gang operations as drug trafficking organizations.

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MBI said it made 56 arrests and seized 22 guns, with two that were connected to the murder of a 16-year-old innocent girl.

The organization also seized 4.5 kilos of fentanyl, 5 kilos of cocaine and 21 kilos of marijuana.

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