WATHENA, Kan. — Two Mexican nationals, linked to the most powerful drug trafficking organization in the world, have been arrested in the largest drug bust in Doniphan County history, authorities said.
Jesus Valdes-Ceryantes, 27, and a passenger, Dacar Cervantes-Contreas, 51, were driving through Wathena on U.S. Highway 36 late last week when Police Chief Jason Pendleton stopped them for speeding, said Sgt. Neal Hontz with the Elwood Police Department. After seeing Colorado license plates on the minivan, Mr. Pendleton requested assistance from Mr. Hontz and his K-9 partner, Cozmo, for a search of the vehicle.
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