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80 Guns, $140K In Cash Seized In Large Modesto Drug And Weapons Sales Raids

MODESTO (CBS13) — Modesto police said they decided to do some spring cleaning this week - the type of cleaning that involves breaking up a large illegal marijuana and gun sales operation.

Investigators said they recently developed some information about an alleged drug and firearms sales operation in Modesto.

On Thursday, officers served a search warrant at several undisclosed locations in connection to the operation.

Spring is in the air and MPD did some spring cleaning this week. MPD's Investigations Services Division developed...

Posted by Modesto Police Department on Friday, February 26, 2021

The raids led to officers confiscating a total of about 80 guns. More than 120 pounds of processed marijuana that was packed and ready to be sold was also seized, along with more than 1,700 pot plants.

Officers also seized more than $140,000 in cash and around $150,000 in assets as part of the raids.

Modesto police say two people have been arrested: 23-year-old Luis Fernando Valencia and 18-year-old Luis Alfonso Valencia, both Modesto residents. The pair are facing felony drug and gun charges.

Two other people have also been cited for drug sales and cultivation charges, police say.

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