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Sarasota PD, DEA nab kingpin in undercover drug bust

Sarasota, Florida -- Sarasota Police detectives made one of their biggest undercover drug busts -- ever!

The department teamed up with the DEA to intercept phone calls that lead to information on narcotics coming into the area.

Operation Sarasota Cartel II brought in $115,000 in seized currency, 12 kilos of cocaine with a street value of more than $500 million, along with sports cars and trucks.

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Investigators say they arrested the kingpin in Miami and mid-level Bay area dealers. They say the suspects are expected to face three to 15 years behind bars.

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