‘Murder for hire’: Members of opioid trafficking rings involved in ‘hits,’ court docs say

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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - A years-long investigation that just broke up one of the largest opioid drug trafficking organizations in Greater Cincinnati uncovered allegations “members have been involved in successful murder-for-hire ‘hits’, some of which are active and ongoing,” federal court records show.

Authorities received these tips from multiple sources as they worked to dismantle the narcotics conspiracy involving millions of dollars worth of opioids, an FBI agent wrote in a Nov. 16 affidavit.

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