Feds bust Texas drug traffickers

December 1, 2009 5:17:34 PM PST
Federal agents have arrested seven men suspected of operating a cocaine/methamphetamine trafficking organization in West Texas. The accused are among 10 suspects named in two indictments unsealed Tuesday. One defendant is in state custody. Two remain fugitives.

U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas says in a statement all the suspects were charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute at least 500 grams of methamphetamine and at least 500 grams of cocaine.

Some had various drug and firearm charges.

Authorities say they seized cocaine, drug trafficking paraphernalia, firearms, and an unspecified amount of cash. The multi-agency investigation included local, state and federal agencies.