SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The U.S. Attorney's Office in Puerto Rico is for the first time prosecuting a suspected drug-trafficking organization on charges of distributing methamphetamine in the U.S. territory.
Sixteen suspects have been charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute meth and the date-rape drug gamma-butyrolactone, known as GBL. One of the suspects is the son of a local mayor.
An indictment released Thursday says the meth came from California and the GBL from China.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration began investigating the organization in September 2013.