Sheriff's narcotics detectives uncovered illegal marijuana grows at five homes in Pueblo West on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018.

Illegal-marijuana raids in Pueblo West net 340 plants in five homes, five suspects arrested

Illegal-marijuana grows at several homes in Pueblo West were raided Wednesday, resulting in five arrests and seizure of an estimated $1.2 million of marijuana.

Detectives seizedĀ 340 plants, an estimated 70 pounds of dried product, thousands of dollars in cash and thousands of dollars in growing equipment, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

The suspects arrested are part of a Cuban syndicate with ties to Florida, according to the sheriff’s office.

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