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Traffickers used I-35 buses to get drugs to Dallas, court papers show

Recent guilty pleas by members of the Zetas, the Gulf drug cartel’s feared enforcement arm, offer rare glimpses into how traffickers use Interstate 35 to move drugs through Dallas and smuggle hundreds of millions in cash back to Mexico.

Raul Castillo, 31, and Jorge Rodriguez, 21, pleaded guilty a week ago in Laredo federal court to charges that they moved up to 600 kilograms of cocaine a week to Dallas between March 2007 and February.

After they were arrested this year, the two Laredo men admitted to federal agents that they worked for Miguel Treviño Morales, a fugitive who is the reputed commander of the Zetas in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.  More from

The article details how the men would use tractor-trailers to truck the drugs up from the border and meet at an unnamed truck stop near Waxahatchie, where the contraband would then be transported to a nearby warehouse.


August 12, 2008 - Posted by | BOLO and Crime, Border Security, trucking | , ,

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