Records: Guerena’s brother was center of drug-trafficking probe

By Fernanda Echavarri Arizona Daily Star | Posted: Friday, June 3, 2011 12:00 am

The older brother of the man shot and killed during a SWAT raid last month was the primary focus of a long-term drug-trafficking investigation, records released Thursday show.

Jose Guerena and an assortment of relatives and acquaintances are mentioned in a report that chronicles a probe that stretched over two years of a suspected drug-trafficking ring in which several people appeared to have no source of income – except for monthly welfare checks several people named in the reports received – to account for their expensive cars and properties, the records released under a court order indicate.

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