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Bond, Conditions Set for Valley Teacher Accused of Drug Trafficking

6 years 2 months 1 week ago Friday, February 02 2018 Feb 2, 2018 February 02, 2018 12:21 PM February 02, 2018 in News

MCALLEN – A McAllen ISD teacher busted for working with a Mexican drug trafficking organization for the past two years was back in court on Friday.

A court found probable cause on Jorge Ignacio Cavazos’ charges and proceeded with the case.

Earlier this week, Cavazos told federal authorities he started working with a Reynosa drug trafficking organization in 2016 to receive narcotics smuggled into the country.

On Friday, a federal judge granted bond and set conditions.

Cavazos was given a $75,000 bond. If posted, he’ll have to follow conditions, including but not limited to: reporting a change of address, restricted travel and surrendering of his passport.

He was returned to U.S. Marshals’ custody after today’s appearance.

Cavazos was a Spanish teacher at Lincoln Middle School at the time of his arrest.

According to McAllen ISD, he’s on administrative leave.

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