Cops: Leesburg car lot used as drug trafficking operation front

7 arrested, 12 vehicles seized in Lake County bust

Published On: Nov 28 2012 02:43:39 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 28 2012 06:47:23 PM EST
Drugs, money from Leesburg car dealership
LEESBURG, Fla. -

Lake County deputies have arrested seven suspects and shut down a Leesburg car dealership after investigators found a drug trafficking operation was being run in the dealership.

According to a release, investigators found Patrick Elagha, the owner of PGE Auto Sales in Leesburg was planning to buy one kilogram of cocaine and 35 pounds of marijuana with his conspirators at his car dealership on Friday.

Authorities said they developed intelligence that a major drug deal was going to happen that night and caught the transaction and arrested seven suspects. Deputies also seized approximately $60,000 in cash and 12 vehicles from the dealership.

The following have been arrested on charges, respectively:

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