Alleged Mexican drug cartel trafficker indicted in Oregon

OREGON — A Sinaloa, Mexico drug trafficker has been indicted with conspiracy to distribute drugs.

It’s a huge win for the fight against drugs, Oregon, and the west coast.

The government says Efrain Mendivil Figueroa distributed heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, and fentanyl for a cartel in Mexico.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon says Figueroa was also smuggling bulk quantities of U.S. currency across state and international borders to facilitate drug transactions.

It also says he engaged in money laundering to conceal trafficking proceeds.

The case is now being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon.

NBC5 News reporter Mariah Mills is a Medford native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor's Degree in journalism. She also minored in sociology. In school, she covered Oregon athletics for the student-run television station, Duck TV. When she's not reporting, she’s reading, hiking and rooting for her favorite teams, the Seattle Seahawks and the Oregon Ducks.
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