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Fairfax Co. undercover officers bust alleged drug cartel associates

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Two men with alleged associations to a drug cartel face a string of charges for allegedly selling over $2 million worth of methamphetamine to undercover officers, Fairfax County police say.

Police say Juan Alfredo Sanchez-Velasquez, left, and Marcos Caballero-Moreno sold large purchases of crystal meth and pure cocaine to the undercover officers for months. Photo: Fairfax County Police Department
This photo shows narcotics stuffed inside a pinata. Photo: Fairfax County Police Department

Police say Marcos Caballero-Moreno and Juan Alfredo Sanchez-Velasquez sold large purchases of crystal meth and pure cocaine to the undercover  officers for months. The drugs were shipped to the officers by mail and also delivered in person when the parties met outside Fairfax County.

The sting started in May when undercover officers began communicating with the suspects via e-mail, police say.

The methamphetamine purchased had a street value of about $2 million. The suspects allegedly conspired to sell the undercover officers large quantities of crystal meth on a monthly basis, which would have a street value of over $8.5 million per month.

The suspects also allegedly offered to sell the officers about $1.4 million of pure cocaine on a regular basis.

Caballero-Moreno and Sanchez-Velasquez were arrested in Los Angeles in late August. They are currently waiting extradition to Fairfax County.

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