HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (AP) - Five police officers who allegedly guarded drug shipments are among 50 other people arrested in a wide-ranging drug and corruption investigation in eastern Arkansas.
Federal authorities in Helena-West Helena announced Tuesday that the four-year investigation dubbed "Operation Delta Blues" led to the indictment of 70 people.
The FBI says the focus of the investigation was corrupt law officers dealing with convicted felons who, in some cases, were convicted murderers.
U.S. Attorney Christopher Thyer says the five law offices worked in Phillips and Lee counties.
Thyer says 800 state and federal law enforcement officers fanned out and arrested 51 suspects. Thyer says 14 suspects are still being sought and five were in custody when the arrests began.
The indictments are spread among seven indictments.
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