Robert Crowe: Expess-News
Authorities on Thursday announced the dismantling of what they called one of the city's largest-ever cocaine trafficking rings, culminating in the arrests and indictments of 10 suspected members.
If convicted, they face 10 years to life in federal prison.
Authorities said 10 kilograms of cocaine with a street value of $1 million and about $250,000 in cash were recently seized from various properties associated with the ring. In December, authorities said they seized 11 kilograms from a related operation in Eagle Pass.
The operation was a joint effort of the San Antonio Police Department, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Internal Revenue Service.
"We've cut off that pipeline of supply," he said, "so they'll have to seek other buyers."