- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 2, 2016

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say 26 Las Cruces residents face drug and other charges as a result of a multi-agency investigation into narcotics trafficking in Dona Ana County.

New Mexico State Police said Tuesday that the three-month operation called “Southern Sweep” targeted several trafficking organizations.

State police said other agencies participating in the investigation included the FBI, the Las Cruces Police Department and the 3rd Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

The U.S. Marshal’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations also was involved in facets of the investigation.

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