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MESA, Ariz. -- Authorities said 12 people are in custody on charges of selling prescription drugs manufactured in Mexico to customers without prescriptions in metro Phoenix.

Mesa police served 14 search warrants at health food stores that cater to the Latino community, known as yerberia shops.

The search warrants were also served at the homes of people suspected of operating them.

Police said the warrants were served at locations including Mesa, Phoenix, Tempe, Chandler and Scottsdale.

Authorities targeted the Los 3 Amigos and El Renacer Yeberia shops in the probe that focused on the illegal sale of prescription drugs manufactured in Mexico.

Mesa police said homes, businesses, vehicles and bank accounts were seized as part of the yearlong investigation.

The names of the 12 people arrested weren't immediately released.

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