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Yuba City Officer Accused In Cocaine Trafficking Scheme

(AP) - Federal officials say a police officer in a Northern California city is one of two people arrested in connection to a cocaine trafficking scheme.

The Sacramento Bee reports 35-year-old Harminder Phagura, an officer with the Yuba City Police Department, was taken into custody Wednesday, along with 39-year-old Gursharan Phagura.

They were arrested by agents from the federal Homeland Security department as part of an ongoing probe targeting cocaine traffickers.

The newspaper says the complaint accuses the two of conspiring to possess a controlled substance with intent to distribute, and use of a communication facility in narcotics trafficking activity.

Harminder Phagura was released on $100,000 bond. Gursharan Phagura remains in custody. It wasn't immediately known if the men have lawyers.

A message seeking comment from Yuba City police officials was not immediately returned early Thursday.

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