The FBI, Homeland Security Investigations and Honolulu police today arrested 22 of 37 people indicted by a federal grand jury for drug trafficking and firearms offenses.
Of those arrested, 18 made initial appearances or were arraigned this afternoon in federal court in Honolulu before U.S. Magistrate Judge Richard Puglisi.
The indictments allege 150 methamphetamine trafficking offenses from July 2014 and November 2016, and five firearms offenses.
Four people were arrested today in connection with the case in California, where two are in state custody and have been charged.
The FBI, Homeland Security Investigations and the Honolulu Police Department were involved in a joint investigation that led to the arrest and charges. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Tony Roberts and Marion Percell appeared in court for the government.