From the Associated Press:
RHODE ISLAND — Prosecutors in Rhode Island have brought federal charges against three men — including one from Hacienda Heights and one from Downey — arrested in a nearly $8 million drug bust who authorities have linked to a Mexican cartel.
Rhode Island’s U.S. attorney and the state’s attorney general say their offices will cooperate to prosecute the men in federal court. The men had been charged in state court.
Federal prosecutors filed a criminal complaint against Armando Saucedo, of Hacienda Heights; Andrew Rios, of Downey; and Adilson Antonio Reyes, of South Ogden, Utah. They are charged with conspiring to distribute over five kilograms of cocaine.
Lawyers for the men declined to comment on the charges.
The men were arrested following a raid in North Kingstown in January that netted 65 kilograms of cocaine, worth $6.6 million, and $1.25 million in cash.