(WXIA) -- A federal grand jury has indicted 17 members of a massive Mexican drug ring.
The defendants are accused of smuggling cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine to Georgia. Prosecutors said they also conspired to deliver a significant amount of drug money to Mexico.
According to information presented in federal court, Atenogenes Alvarado-Delgado runs the trafficking organization. His ring -- which includes his brother, Jose Alvarado-Delgado, and two associates -- used passenger buses to transport drugs from Mexico to the Atlanta area. Others would then unload the drugs and sell them in Georgia and Florida.
Since last October, law enforcement has seized much of the ring's wares in several busts, including:
* Oct. 8, 2013: 39 pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop in Doraville
* Oct. 11, 2013: 165 pounds of methamphetamine during a search of an apartment on Cleburne Parkway in Hiram