The San Diego Police Department led a multi-agency warrant sweep Tuesday arresting several people with alleged ties to Mexican drug cartels.
The warrant sweep dubbed "Operation Second Sole" identified 43 suspects involved in narcotics trafficking, weapons trafficking, robberies and incredible acts of violence in our communities, police officials said.
The warrants were served at various locations across the county. Many of the people arrested had violent criminal backgrounds and were considered armed and dangerous, police said.
"Our office relies on law enforcement to make our cities safe places to live," DA Dumanis said. "This sweep shows criminals that we're watching and that we won't compromise public safety."
San Diego Police worked closely with several agencies including Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), San Diego County District Attorney's Office, United States Attorney, United States Marshal's Service, United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP), California Border Protection Alliance Group- HIDTA, San Diego Sheriff's Department, and Chula Vista Police.