Crackdown on Hermanos de Pistoleros Latinos
Tue, 03 Jun 2008 13:02:30 GMT —
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.