Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich

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Operation Chino Express

In Operation Chino Express, indicted members of the Avitia-Patron Organization. The Organization’s focus was to receive hundreds of pounds marijuana from Mexico-based drug traffickers and then forward the marijuana in commercial trucks to organizations in California. Agents identified the five individuals who were delivering and coordinating the shipment of the marijuana and it led to the seizure of hundreds of pounds of marijuana and the commercial trucks and trailers used by the Organization.