McAllen, TX – A Texas woman wanted for
cocaine charges was arrested by the United States Marshals Service-multi
agency led Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Fugitive Task Force (GCVOFTF) on
October 1, 2012.
Selene Ramos, 29, was wanted by the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office in
Plaquemine, Louisiana for the offense of Failure to Appear. On August, 2004,
Ramos was stopped by the Louisiana Interdiction Unit and was arrested after
Law Enforcement discovered approximately 7 kilograms of cocaine in her
vehicle. Ramos bonded out and remained a fugitive after failing to appear at
her court hearing. A warrant was issued against Ramos charging her with
Possession of Cocaine.
On October 1, 2012, U.S. Marshals Service Investigators developed
information that Ramos was staying in a rural area in Penitas, Texas. During
surveillance, members of the GCVOFTF positively identified and observed
Ramos enter a house near the 16000 block of Sago Palm Drive in Penitas,
Texas. Members of the GCVOFTF approached Ramos, and placed her under arrest.
Ramos is currently being detained at the Hidalgo County Jail awaiting
extradition to Louisiana.
The GCVOFTF is a team comprised of law enforcement officers from the U.S.
Marshals Service, Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, Starr County Sheriff’s
Office, McAllen P.D., Mission P.D. San Juan P.D., Weslaco P.D., TDCJ Office
of Inspector General, Texas Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Alcohol
Tobacco & Firearms and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at
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