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Forty-One Individuals Charged in Massive Poly-Drug Indictment Linked to Cartel

For immediate release

A total of 23 people were taken into custody following the return of a 50-count indictment alleging cocaine, fentanyl, heroin, and meth trafficking and related crimes in the Houston and Galveston areas.

The indictment alleges they all operated under the overall control of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG).

From Dec. 28, 2018, to April 22, 2020, the conspirators allegedly operated and distributed drugs smuggled into the United States from Mexico. The leader of one of these groups, Roque Zamudio-Mendoza, 52, of Mexico, was the main source of drugs smuggled into the United States, according to the charges. Other co-conspirators allegedly distributed the narcotics in the Houston and Galveston, Texas, areas to other locations throughout the United States, including New Orleans; Pensacola, Florida; Atlanta; Nashville, Tennessee; and Chicago.  Read More

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