DPS searches for 3 drug-smuggling suspects

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Left to right, Christian Palacios, Julio Cesar Alavarado Yanez and Osvaldo Moreno Herrera By Jennifer Thomas Left to right, Christian Palacios, Julio Cesar Alavarado Yanez and Osvaldo Moreno Herrera By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- The Department of Public Safety is asking for help in tracking down three members of a notorious drug-smuggling organization.

Christian Palacios, Julio Cesar Alavarado Yanez and Osvaldo Moreno Herrera are believed to be hiding in either Arizona or Mexico.

Investigators said these three are part of a group that has been transporting hundreds of pounds of marijuana a week into the Phoenix area.

All three have been indicted for sale or transportation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale, illegal control of an enterprise and misconduct with weapons.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the suspects should call local police.