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FBI alleges Mexican-based drug ring in Concord

CONCORD -- The FBI and the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office have made five arrests in what is described as a drug trafficking ring with Mexican connections, according to the Independent-Tribune of Concord.

The five were arrested April 5, following an investigation that began late last year. They are accused of moving more than 4,000 pounds of marijuana from Mexico to Cabarrus County in April, according to the Independent-Tribune.

A spokeswoman for the FBI office in Charlotte told the Observer on Thursday morning that she cannot comment on the case, since the investigation is continuing.

She said the search warrants that were the source of the Concord newspaper’s story have now been sealed.

The newspaper, citing search warrants, reports that the suspects hid the drugs in furniture, and that a Mexico-based furniture company was involved in the scheme.

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