Drug investigators also seized $3.4 million in cash.
“We know drugs contribute to violent crimes,” Alexander said. “A couple of days ago you may recall we reported some reduction in crime – both in violent crime and property crime.”
DeKalb narcotics detectives said many traffickers carry illicit drugs in secret compartments created in the vehicles they drive.
Either in hollowed out dashboards or floor boards, traffickers can hide up to 100 kilograms of illegal products, or cash and guns without immediate detection.
Alexander said police are working with federal and state authorities to curtail drug trafficking by cartels, who have targeted the metro Atlanta area as a hub for moving narcotics to other areas of the nation.
“We in no way are concluding that we won this war,” he said. “We’re going to be relentless in efforts to go after those who intend to bring drugs and other (related) crime into DeKalb County.”