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Federal task force arrests 3 men, seizes $25,000 in cash

8 months 2 weeks 2 days ago Saturday, February 08 2020 Feb 8, 2020 February 08, 2020 2:12 PM February 08, 2020 in News

The regional Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force arrested three Starr County men Wednesday on drug trafficking charges.

The task force arrested Daniel Sepulveda, 28, of Rio Grande City; Evaristo Sepulveda III, 35, of Rio Grande City; and Juan Indalecio Garcia, 38, of Rio Grande City.

All three men once lived on Midway Road, according to public records. A grand jury indicted them on drug trafficking charges last month.

According to the indictment, they participated in a conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute approximately 320 kilograms of cocaine in January 2019.

Agents assigned to the task force seized $25,000 in cash and four vehicles during the investigation.

Members of the task force include Homeland Security Investigations, a division of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Investigators linked Garcia to a 386-kilogram cocaine bust in February 2007, but prosecutors dropped the case, according to federal court records.

Attorneys for Garcia and Daniel Sepulveda didn't respond to requests for comment Friday. Court records don't list an attorney for Evaristo Sepulveda.

If convicted on the drug trafficking charges, the men face 10 years to life in federal prison.

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