Saginaw Police Net $500K Worth Of Pot In Bust 11-30-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Saginaw Police Net $500K Worth Of Pot In Bust 11-30-2010

SAGINAW, Mich.--The Saginaw Police Department held a Tuesday morning news conference to release more information about a major drug operation that was recently uncovered.
According to a news release, the week-long sweep involved raids on 10 locations throughout the city -- resulting in two arrests and large quantities of narcotics and cash.
Saginaw Police Chief Gerald H. Cliff says it was one of the largest drug busts in Saginaw's history.
In all, about $500,000 worth of marijuana was confiscated, along with cocaine, a firearm, $14,000 dollars and two vehicles that were used to traffic narcotics.
Police said the suspects Benjamin Alcala, 34 of Saginaw and Daniel Marin, 35 of Saginaw, were caught in the act attempting to unload the marijuana into a storage facility.
Saginaw police were assisted by the FBI, the Mid-Michigan Safe-Street Task Force and the Bay Area Narcotics Enforcement Team.
The chief also credits his community policing program and some concerned neighbors for helping get the drugs off the street.
“The result here is because citizens took it upon themselves to talk to their community police officer and get involved in the future of their own city,” said Cliff.
Both men have been charged with possession with intent to deliver, and are being held on $1 million bond.
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