ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A first of its kind operation is targeting the worst of the worst criminals in the Albuquerque area. Friday morning, the feds announced they’ve rounded up almost 100 people following months of undercover drug and gun buys.
Authorities say the three-and-half month long investigation wrapped up Thursday. They say that some of the suspects could get life in prison.
The Drug Enforcement Agency, ATF and local agencies charged 104 people in Bernalillo County for federal drug trafficking and firearms offenses. Four others are facing state charges in connection with two murders in Bernalillo County in May and June of this year.
This joint surge led by the ATF started back in mid-April. They say their focus was to go after repeat criminals.
Officials say they managed to get 127 firearms off the street — that’s the most they’ve ever gathered in an investigation like this in any city.
During the investigation, agents seized meth, heroine, cocaine and more than 100 pills.
As of right now, police have arrested 94 of the people facing charges. See the complete list of offenders and their charges here.
They are still looking for 10 fugitives. To view their photos, see the gallery below.