FBI leads operation with Anti-Gang Task Force at downtown Houston bail bond office

Thursday, June 2, 2022
Murder victim's father watches FBI activity at bail bond office
Houston FBI officers conducted an operation at a bail bond office in downtown Houston Wednesday.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The FBI confirms agents and local law enforcement raided a bail bond company in downtown Houston Wednesday.

Officers blocked off Austin at Pease around mid-morning. The operation lasted until the evening. For hours, officers carried out boxes and boxes of materials out of AAble Bail Bonds and loaded them onto a truck. What they are looking for was not disclosed.

The FBI sent this statement, "we are presently leading a legitimate multi-agency law enforcement operation with fellow members of the Texas Anti-Gang task Force at the 1600 block of Austin St. in Houston. Given the ongoing nature of the matter, we are not permitted to comment further."

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AAble Bail Bonds is one of the largest bail bond companies in the Houston area, with more than $150 million in outstanding felony bonds, according to Harris County records. The business advertises "large bonds" on its website which says "getting out of jail is easy."

The Harris County Bail Bond Association says AAble is known for issuing high risk bonds, that may require little collateral, to high profile defendants. One of those defendants is the man accused of killing Paul Castro's son, David, after an Astros game in July 2021. When Castro heard about the raid, he went to see it for himself.

"They don't roll up on everybody, right? I haven't gotten rolled up on by the FBI, DPS. They're not rolling up on my school, not rolling up at my home, so something is happening," Castro, who has been a vocal critic of the Harris County bond system, said as officers worked.

No one with AAble or the Muharib family, who owns it, responded to ABC-13 requests for comment.