Feds charge 18 men in Kansas drug trafficking case

WICHITA | Federal prosecutors unveiled a 107-count indictment against 18 men alleged to be part of a Wichita drug trafficking ring with ties to Mexico.

The U.S. attorney's office says the superceding indictment made public today adds new counts and more defendants to earlier charges filed in a 2009 drug case.

Prosecutors allege the men were part of a large operation in which they used guns and violence to collect drug debts, and laundered significant amounts of cash.

Prosecutors are seeking a total of $197,000 in restitution from the defendants. They also allege that the men distributed crack cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine.