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Feds: 2 officers linked to South Texas drug sting

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Posted: Dec 13, 2012 11:09 AM

Updated: Dec 13, 2012 11:10 AM

McALLEN, Texas (AP) Two South Texas law enforcement officers are accused of escorting drugs as part of an undercover sting.

Mission police officer Alexis Rigoberto Espinoza's bond was set Thursday at $100,000. The other officer's identity is not named in the criminal complaint against Espinoza.

The complaint alleges agents saw Espinoza and the other law enforcement officer drive in separate cars transporting a load of cocaine. The complaint says Espinoza took a $3,000 bribe in November to watch as 9 kilograms of cocaine were moved from McAllen to nearby Weslaco.

Espinoza is accused of taking $4,000 in a similar operation days later.

Espinoza did not have an attorney listed Thursday.

The complaint identifies Espinoza as a task force officer being investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Topics: Officers-Corruption Probe

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