BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts authorities say they have broken up a violent drug distribution ring that brought cocaine from Mexico to Boston and was run by a man already serving time at a state prison.
Police on Monday arrested 14 people in raids in Boston, Milton and Canton and seized about $500,000, four vehicles, nine bank accounts, and an amount of cocaine that is still being tallied.
Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley described the drug bust as a "corporate takedown."
Authorities say the drug ring was run by 33-year-old Juan Guzman, who is currently serving a 2½-year sentence at the state prison in Concord after a 2011 conviction on gun and drug charges. Some of those arrested were his relatives, including a sister.
Conley says the gang has been linked to several homicides.