Local Law Enforcement On 24 Laredoans Arrested For Involvement With Mexican Mafia
Jun 24, 2013 at 4:49 PM CST
Jun 24, 2013
Local law enforcement agencies all had a hand in this state and federal led operation. In a statement from the DEA they call the Mexican mafia one of the strongest Mexican based cocaine trafficking organizations operating in Texas. LPD helped with serving the arrest and search warrants. "The majority of these organizations, whether it be Mexican mafia or somebody else, they are a very intricate organization. They go to great lengths in order to sell their goods." Baeza says as we speak, drug sales and transactions are going on. Adding that narcotics don't just stay in border communities. "Where it's really worth their while to get to in terms of more money for each amount of drugs that they're able to get is the northern most part of the U.S." With the 24 Laredoans indicted on drug and laundering charges, Chief Garza with the sheriff's office says he believes this is one of the biggest busts. "Right now, I can tell you the Mexican mafia took a big blow by the sweep that was conducted." He says he knows the organized crime group won't go away, but feels this has dismantled them. "We will continue our efforts to minimize them and disrupt them in what they do and the crimes they commit."