Brownsville DEA agents arrest four in cocaine sting

Eliud Reymundo Pequeno

Four men are behind bars following an undercover sting where authorities took more than 165 pounds of cocaine bound for Atlanta off the streets.

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents from Brownsville filed a criminal complaint against the four on Friday.

The four men were identified as:

- Abelardo Robledo, 34- Eliud Reymundo Pequeno, 41- Alvaro Gomez-Arreola, 38- Ovidio Salinas-Serrato, 43

The four men are charged with possession with the intent to distribute more than 163 pounds of cocaine.

All of them appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald Morgan in Brownsville on Monday where they were denied bond until a Tuesday afternoon hearing.

Court records unsealed on Monday revealed that the four men were arrested as part of an undercover operation.

A criminal complaint shows that DEA agents believe the four men are part of a group using 18-wheelers to move large amounts of cocaine to Atlanta, Georgia.

Undercover agents reported meeting with the four men at the Chili's Bar & Grill off U.S. Expressway 77/83 in Brownsville back on August 12th.

Court records show that that 66 bricks of cocaine were delivered to undercover agents in a series of meetings in Alamo and McAllen over the following two weeks.