Federal agents seize 56 pounds of meth in SLC

May 22 2012 - 6:37am

SALT LAKE CITY -- Authorities say they believe a 56-pound methamphetamine bust in Salt Lake County over the weekend marks the largest meth seizure in Utah history.

A spokeswoman for the federal Drug Enforcement Agency says the drugs were found in a car at about 10 p.m. Sunday. The bust came as part of a yearlong investigation into the Sinaloa cartel, one of Mexico's dominant drug cartels.

DEA spokeswoman Sue Thomas says the meth had a street value of up to $5 million.

She says the drugs were smuggled across the U.S. border packed in PVC pipe and in the ceiling of a car.

U.S. Attorney spokeswoman Melodie Rydalch, in Salt Lake City, would not disclose the number of people being charged but expects charges to be filed today.

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