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El Salvador charges drug rings that include cops, politician

El Salvador charges drug rings that include cops, politician

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Prosecutors in El Salvador say arrest warrants have been issued for about 50 people involved in drug trafficking, including police officers, a politician and a soccer team official.

The country's attorney general said Monday the suspects include three National Police officers who aided the three trafficking operations by passing them information.

Those involved include a former small-town mayoral candidate as well as Adalid Magana, who served in the management of the second-division soccer team Once Municipal.

Prosecutors say the drug trafficking rings were linked to El Salvador's street gangs.