LOS ANGELES — California Attorney General Kamala Harris says five men suspected of having connections to Mexico’s notorious Sinaloa drug cartel have been arrested for allegedly trafficking 55 pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of $2 million.
The arrests were announced Thursday.
Authorities say two of the five were arrested in an Ontario parking lot earlier this month when they attempted to deliver a partial shipment of the drug to an undercover agent they thought was a buyer.
The others were arrested during another delivery attempt.
They were jailed in San Bernardino County on $500,000 bail.
Authorities say deliveries were negotiated with cartel representatives in Mexico and the United States.
Harris says California is the gateway for 70 percent of the methamphetamine trafficked to the United States from Mexico.