SAN ANTONIO - A multimillion dollar drug trafficking operation has been destroyed says the Drug Enforcement Agency.
After a three year investigation the DEA with assistance from local and state agencies seized $8 million worth of cocaine, $2 million in cash and $4 million in assets and weapons.
22 suspects were named in the April indictment. 11 of those suspects were caught Tuesday in Atascosa and Bexar Counties. At least 19 other people were previously arrested in this case.
Agents say the multimillion dollar drug trafficking operation has ties to Mexico. Federal agents say the transporters coming from Mexico would hide cocaine in compartments of vehicles and make stops in San Antonio before heading north.
Nancy Sanford from the DEA said, “Some of the cocaine was offloaded here in San Antonio, but a majority was transported to states further north of Texas.”
Federal agents are still working to track down 11 more suspects. All the defendants face charges, including possession and distribution of cocaine to money laundering. The indictment also seeks a monetary judgment against the defendants in the amount of $2,362,500.