Sweep of Texas Drug Ring Nets 16 Arrests

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LAREDO, Texas (AP) - Prosecutors say more than a dozen members of a drug ring that moved cocaine, heroin and other drugs from the Texas-Mexico border north to Houston and Dallas have made initial appearances in federal court.

The U.S. attorney's office said Monday that federal and local law enforcement agents arrested 16 people Friday in a sweep of the drug ring's operations in Laredo, Houston and Dallas.

Those arrested face charges that include drug distribution conspiracy, possession with intent to distribute and conspiracy to launder drug proceeds. They were ordered to remain in custody Monday. The ring allegedly operated out of the Laredo area in South Texas and moved its proceeds across the border into Mexico.

The investigation, dubbed "Operation Ultimate D," was led by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Internal Revenue Service.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@kbtx.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 216495141 - kbtx.com/a?a=216495141
Gray Television, Inc.