Nine People Arrested In Oklahoma City Drug Bust, 1 Wanted


Thursday, December 1st 2011, 6:07 pm

By: News 9


Oklahoma City police and the FBI wrap up a four month operation by making nine arrests in a major drug bust.

Mario Alvarez Espinoza, 29 years of age, Chris Edwin Thrift, 50 years of age, Jose Alfredo Sanchez-Higuera, also known as "Chi Chi," 48 years of age, Saul Sanchez, 27 years of age, Jaime Torres, 45 years of age, and Joe Bernard Curtis, 35 years of age all from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma were arrested. Three other individuals were also arrested. In addition to the above arrests, eight search warrants were executed at various homes throughout Oklahoma City.

Thursday's bust included 14 kilograms of cocaine, more than seven pounds of meth, six guns and about $40,000 in cash. All of the people arrested Thursday face a minimum of 15 years in prison if convicted.

The Oklahoma Metropolitan Safe Streets Gang Task Force is still searching for another man wanted for aggravated drug trafficking. He is 47-year-old Eduardo Higuera-Sanchez, also known as "La Lo" of Oklahoma City.

If you know where he is, call the FBI at 290-7770. You can stay anonymous.

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