US agents make Mexican drug, money laundering arrests in Texas

(Reuters) – Federal agents arrested 25 people on Thursday in a drug and money laundering probe targeting a prison gang with ties to a Mexican drug cartel that allegedly smuggled drugs across south Texas.

The FBI and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said the four-year probe into the Texas Mexican Mafia netted 25 members and associates of the prison gang during operations primarily in Laredo, Texas, the busiest land port along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Two indictments in the case charge the gang’s Laredo chapter with heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine trafficking, as well as money laundering…read full article

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