$1 Billion Of Weed Seized By Feds In Los Angeles

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More than $1 billion in illegal marijuana has been seized by the feds in Los Angeles.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, 131 people were arrested and 33 guns were taken in the 10-day operation in Antelope Valley. More than 33,480 pounds of harvested marijuana were also seized.

The bust is one of the largest in LA history.

"What we want to do is send a clear and loud message to all the cartels and anyone doing illegal operations in the high desert," Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said in a news release. "Your days here are over and we're coming for you."


Of the arrests, 22 were on felony counts but the rest were on misdemeanor allegations.

Weed may be legal in the state, but illegal weed farmers are who law enforcement say they are targeting.

"This is not a war on the legal cannabis business in California," said U.S. Rep. Mike Garcia.