During a press conference on Tuesday, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan revealed that 21 persons had been detained in connection with a thoroug
During a press conference on Tuesday, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan revealed that 21 persons had been detained in connection with a thorough investigation into the possession of illicit weapons and drugs in the city of Lowell and its neighboring areas.
According to Ryan, the arrests were made as a consequence of a multi-agency investigation that lasted for several years and took place at various sites on Tuesday morning. The 32 search warrants that were carried out led to the seizure of 11 weapons, hundreds of grams of cocaine, methamphetamine, fentanyl, Xanax, and more than $100,000 by the police.
Ryan remarked, “This was a pretty big operation.
Since 2019, Lowell Police has worked with other law enforcement organizations to perform many undercover narcotics transactions that have helped them identify several people they believe to be connected to a larger-scale drug supply network.
Lowell Police chief said the the department basically took out an organization that was distributing an estimated five kilos of cocaine on the streets of the Merrimack Valley each week.”
Prosecutors gathered evidence that Hector Arriaga, 33, of Lowell, was allegedly running a drug trafficking organization known as the “Cocaine Cowboys,” and a Superior Court Justice issued a wiretap warrant in October 2022 authorizing the interception of electronic communications relating to drug trafficking.
The accused are scheduled to show up in Lowell District Court on Wednesday.