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Nine arrested in drug trafficking case

Federal agents have arrested nine people accused of trafficking drugs throughout southeast Texas and into Louisiana.

Federal agents have arrested nine people accused of trafficking drugs throughout southeast Texas and into Louisiana.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas on Monday announced the names of nine accused of participating in the drug trafficking that stretched from Cameron County to Houston and Louisiana. The FBI and DEA spent two years investigating the case, with help from Homeland Security Investigations, Border Patrol and local law enforcement.

Last week, federal agents raided a home in Laureles connected to the case.

Prosecutors say 42-year-old Ramon Montoya of Brownsville masterminded the drug trafficking scheme, which moved marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine.

The following were arrested:

  • Jesus Hector Garza Jr. of Rancho Viejo
  • Glacio Flores-Flores of Los Fresnos
  • Mayra Rodriguez of Los Fresnos
  • Silvia Cruz of Brownsville
  • Ramon Martin Arambula of Brownsville
  • Rubaldino Pecina of San Benito
  • Juan Alcocer of Matamoros
  • John Fontenot of Crawley, Louisiana.

All of the accused face federal drug trafficking charges.

Garza, Flores-Flores, Rodriguez, Cruz and Arambula will appear before a magistrate judge on Wednesday.

The remaining four defendants are expected to appear in Brownsville in the near future.

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