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Nov 23, 2009 1:05 PM

Police identify drug bust suspects

TUCSON, AZ - Tucson Police Detectives, have identified the five suspects taken into custody during a weekend drug bust.

According to police Juan F. Torres-Obeso, 21, Luis F Osuna-Badilla, 31, Luis A. Ramirez-Biebrich, 23, Johnny Leon-Beltran, 27, and Manuel Pacheco-Castillo, 29, were arrested Saturday on multiple drug charges.

Police say around 10:15 Saturday night, officers from Operation Division West responded to an anonymous call about suspicious cars and armed suspects wearing ski masks, trying to break into a building on the 2500 block of Dragoon Street.

When officers arrived, they detained the subjects outside of the business and were told several other subjects were still inside the business. The Tucson Police Department utilized patrol officers and the Air Unit to contain the business and evacuated nearby businesses, including the Holiday Inn, 1560 West Grant Road.

Detectives found nearly 2000 lbs. of Marijuana inside the business, as well as body armor, handguns and an assault rifle. The Marijuana was packaged in crates for shipment to an unknown destination.

Tucson Police say the suspects could face charges including, possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale, possession of marijuana to transport for sale and conspiracy charges.

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