|Location California, United States|
Operation xcellerator dea
Operation Xcellerator was an operation conducted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, with cooperation from Mexican and Canadian authorities, against Sinaloa Cartel drug traffickers. In February 2009, after a 21-month operation, it totalled 755 suspects arrested across California, Minnesota and Maryland.
In addition to the arrests of alleged drug traffickers, US$59.1 million in cash, over 12,000 kg (26,000 lb) of cocaine, 16,000 lb (7,300 kg) of marijuana, 1,200 lb (540 kg) of methamphetamine, 8 kg (18 lb) of heroin, 1.3 million ecstasy pills, 149 vehicles, 3 aircraft, 3 maritime vessels and 169 weapons were seized.
A large-scale meth laboratory was also uncovered, as was an ecstasy lab capable of producing 12,000 pills per hour.