- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Federal investigators say seven people have been arrested in a heroin ring allegedly operating since 1998 and linked to San Antonio barber shops.

Prosecutors in San Antonio say the suspects remained in custody Wednesday on charges of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin. Two suspects are also charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering.

The indictment was unsealed Tuesday, when the suspects were arrested.

Prosecutors seek forfeiture of 17 properties in San Antonio, Seguin (sih-GEEN’) and Floresville, plus $7 million. Agents earlier confiscated $420,000, 16 guns and nearly a dozen vehicles.

The indictment says the defendants conspired to use their homes and businesses to distribute heroin and launder the drug money.

Details weren’t immediately available on scheduled court appearances or attorneys for the suspects.

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