Amarillo, Texas - Thirteen individuals were arrested Tuesday in connection with a major drug trafficking ring in Amarillo.
A two year investigation by the DEA and the FBI led to the arrests. Dan Salter with the DEA says they have dealt a serious blow to the Gulf Cartel, a Mexican drug traffic organization operating in the Texas panhandle.
$500,000 in cash, 2.25 kilograms of cocaine, 1.75 pounds of methamphetamine, and with six firearms were seized today during the arrests.
All 12 men and one female remain in custody in the Randall County Jail.
36 year-old Omar Mendoza
36 year-old Sammy Augustin Galan
33 year-old Miguel Carrasco
36 year-old Conrad Nava
37 year-old Bobby Holman
32 year-old Floyd Teafatiller
34 year-old Jessie Herrera
35 year-old Joey Nicholas Vallejo
23 year-old Traci Michelle Ramos
35 year-old Curtis Gonzales
43 year-old Shannon Drell Harris
40 year-old Arcel Vega Martinez
22 year-old Thiraphong Vongprachanh