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'Speed Racer' leader gets 40 years

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FARGO - Jorge "Sneaky" Arandas, the leader of a sprawling drugs-and-murder ring authorities dubbed "Operation Speed Racer," was sentenced Friday to 40 years in prison for importing drugs to the Red River Valley.

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Arandas, who was charged with 13 counts, faced the possibility of a life sentence for crimes that included authorizing the murder of a drug dealer in East Grand Forks, Minn., who owed the ring money.

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