HOUSTON (AP) - Authorities have been rounding up members of a
little-known prison gang charged with running a ring that smuggled
cocaine and millions of dollars between Mexico and Texas.
A federal indictment accuses 24 members and associates of Los
Hermanos de Pistoleros Latinos of sneaking drugs and money among
Mexico, Laredo and Houston.
During a series of raids Friday, officials arrested 21 people.
Agents were searching throughout South Texas for three men who
remained at large late Monday.
They aree searching for Eric Lee Rodriguez, who is believed to
be near Corpus Christi; Terrance Dale Robinson, who is believed to
be in Houston and Juan Manuel Hernandez, who lived in Houston.
Officials say the gang has ties to Mexico's major
drug-trafficking cartels. Members are known to have life-size
tattoos of handguns on their waists, resembling a weapon sticking
out of their pants.