Drug bust believed to be biggest ever in Indiana

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Authorities say they've seized more than five tons of marijuana and some $4.3 million in cash in what is believed to be the biggest drug bust ever made in Indiana.

Officials tell The Indianapolis Star that drug agents found dozens of bales of wrapped marijuana at a warehouse on the west side of Indianapolis last week after an investigation that started in March when officers found about $2.6 million inside a hidden compartment of a semitrailer.

The drugs and cash are believed linked to a Mexican drug cartel. U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett says investigators believe the cash was on its way to Mexico while the seized marijuana had a bulk value of about $5 million.

Four men are jailed on federal drug charges in connection with the bust.