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4 Indicted in Minnesota Drug Cartel Torture Case

Updated: 05/06/2014 2:56 PM
Created: 05/06/2014 11:22 AM KSTP.com

Four men have been indicted in Minnesota on federal charges alleging that they kidnapped and tortured two men they suspected of stealing drugs and money from a so-called stash house in St. Paul.
    
Court papers say the kidnappers released their victims, but not before nearly severing one victim's finger while interrogating him in a house controlled by a Mexican drug cartel. The documents say the four men suspected the victims stole or knew who stole about 30 pounds of methamphetamine and $200,000 from the house.
    
The two Los Angeles men and two St. Paul men were indicted on one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. One was also indicted on a gun charge.
    
Court documents don't say which drug cartel controlled the house. Federal prosecutors declined to comment.

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