Mexican Cartels Tied to $34 Million Meth Bust

Mexican drug cartels are connected to large San Jose meth bust.

By Chris Roberts
|  Tuesday, Mar 6, 2012  |  Updated 6:18 PM PDT
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Tonight, three people face drug charges in the South Bay.  They're accused of trying to move 750 lbs. of methamphetamine tied to the Mexican cartel from San Jose all across the United States.  NBC Bay Area's George Kiriyama reports.

Tonight, three people face drug charges in the South Bay. They're accused of trying to move 750 lbs. of methamphetamine tied to the Mexican cartel from San Jose all across the United States. NBC Bay Area's George Kiriyama reports.

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The record amount of methamphetamine found in a San Jose apartment is connected to Mexican drug cartels, according to reports.

Around 750 pounds of meth were found at the same The Woods apartment as defendants Alberto Rodriguez, Carlos Aguilar and Liliana Lopez, who appeared in court on Monday. A judge set bail at $2 million each, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

The meth was found somewhat by accident: Palo Alto police were at the apartment looking for a stolen iPad when they discovered the meth, according to reports.

The defendants face drug charges as well as gang enhancements and child endangerment.

They return to court March 13.

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