On May 21, Texas authorities organized a massive raid that hit several places in the state, including San Antonio, McAllen, Corpus Christi and Austin. According to reports, the authorities were targeting at least 30 alleged members involved in a drug-trafficking ring. It was also believed that some of these individuals were involved with the Tango Orejon gang.
According to an assistant special agent with the Drug Enforcement Agency in San Antonio, the Tango Orejon gang is a drug trafficking organization with many members who have criminal and violent backgrounds. Two of the targeted suspects, a 37-year-old man and a 39-year-old man, were thought to be ringleaders in San Antonio. Their group was suspected to be trafficking methamphetamine, heroin and fentanyl.
By the end of the day, 25 individuals who were suspected to be involved in the drug-trafficking ring were taken into custody. Of these individuals, 19 were from the San Antonio area. The search warrants and arrests were made in several locations in San Antonio, including the 9400 block of Gold Hill and the 9200 block of Blind Lane. Furthermore, 10 had already been brought to federal court for the initial hearings. The charges against them ranged from possession with intent to distribute meth, fentanyl or heroin to conspiracy to possess the drugs.
Those who are facing federal drug charges could potentially be sentenced to years or even decades in prison. In some cases, a criminal history could prevent someone from seeking honest work in the future. However, a criminal law attorney could help protect an accused person's rights by analyzing the circumstances that led to the arrest. If the case does go to trial, the attorney may help ensure that the trial is fair and that appropriate representation is provided.