- Associated Press - Thursday, October 16, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The U.S. Department of Justice says 24 more people have been arrested in connection with an Austin-based drug ring.

Authorities announced on Thursday that the latest round of arrests brings the total number of people charged in the cocaine and methamphetamine drug ring to 34.

According to federal grand jury indictments, authorities have seized nearly 90 kilograms of cocaine, two kilograms of meth, four firearms and almost $1.5 million in assets in connection with the drug ring.

If convicted, some defendants face a minimum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum sentence of 40 years. Others face a minimum 10-year prison sentence and a maximum sentence of life in prison.

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