Justice Department Seizes Over 100 Homes In Marijuana Crackdown

Local, state and federal law enforcement officials are working together to crack down on an international grow operation in the greater Sacramento area.

In a two day multi-organization operation, hundreds of officials searched more than 70 homes in the region growing illegal marijuana plants by way of a Chinese-based crime group.

"We seized 61,050 marijuana plants, 200 kilograms of processed marijuana, 15 guns and $100,891 in cash," says U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott.

Scott says they filed civil forfeiture actions for more than 100 homes, which is one of the largest forfeiture closures in the nation's history. 

They estimate it will cost the crime group tens of millions of dollars, that will now go back to taxpayers. 

The investigation is ongoing.

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