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Men linked to Sinaloa cartel arrested at Calif. Hooters with 53 pounds of meth

Men linked to Sinaloa cartel arrested at Calif. Hooters with 53 pounds of meth

The five men showed up to a Hooters parking lot in Ontario, Calif. But they weren’t there to eat chicken wings served by scantily clad waitresses.

Authorities said the men were associates of the Sinaloa drug cartel who were there try to sell 53 pounds of methamphetamine wrapped in 42 clear plastic bags.

The men, who were arrested Thursday by the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Investigation’s Inland Crackdown Allied Task Force, are accused of trying to sell meth to undercover officers, authorities said.

The drugs had a street value of $2.6 million, police said. 

The five were arrested outside of Hooters on suspicion of transporting...

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