Drug raid no shock to residents of Cameron Park
Thu, 12 May 2011 04:06:34 GMT —
Armed with assault rifles, SWAT team members guarded at least three Brownsville homes Wednesday afternoon.
Inside authorities from the Drug Enforcement Administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Public Safety and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives raided the homes.
The DEA told Action 4 News it was part of a narcotics investigation.
The raids happened in Cameron Park.
Neighbors told Action 4 News drugs are nothing new there; police patrol the streets daily.
Eleven-year-old Margarito Quinones visits his grandpa at a home in the neighborhood after school.
He told Action 4 News he knows the neighborhood is dangerous, but it TMs the only way he can see his friends.
"It's kind of bad, and it's kind of good, Quinones said when describing his neighborhood.
Because there are people shooting, and well my friends are here."
Margarito said the raids did not shock him.
When asked who he thinks police were looking for, Margarito told Action 4 News People that do drugs and sell drugs.
Flor Cardenas lives near two of the raided homes.
She told Action 4 News she rushed home when she found out what was going on next door.
Since they have the really big fence, I don't know anything about them, Cardenas said about her neighbors.
Cardenas was worried for the safety of her children returning home from school on the bus.
She was able to meet them at the bus stop, while Margarito said he walked home with friends.
For him, the raids were just a small distraction to the crime filled neighborhood he's become used to.
At this point, the DEA reports two men were arrested in connection to the narcotics investigation.
Their names are expected to be released Thursday, when the two are arraigned