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Six Texas men arrested, $750K in cocaine seized in Louisiana drug bust

February 22, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Six Texas men arrested, $750K in cocaine seized in Louisiana drug bust Adrian Robles, 38, Jose Guadalupe Cervantes, 47, , Jose Hinojosa, Jr., 38, Jesus Hinojosa, 53, Antonio Izaguirre, 42, Francisco Ruiz, 41.

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Six Texas men were taken into custody and authorities seized $750,000 worth of cocaine in South Louisiana drug bust, which resulted from a long-term investigation by the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Houma Police Department.

In sum, six suspects have been arrested, who are identified as:

–Jose Hinojosa, Jr., 38, of Hidalgo, Texa
–Jose Cervantes-Marro, 47, of Houston, Texas
–Adrian Robles, 38, of Houston, Texas
–Francisco Ruiz, 41, of Houston, Texas
–Jesus Hinojosa, 53, of Brownsville, Texas
–Antonio Izaguirre, 42, of Hidalgo, Texas

Authorities seized $750,000 worth of cocaine as part of a drug bust in South Louisiana that landed six men, three of them from Houston, in jail.

Detectives were investigating the drugs being transported through South Texas and into Louisiana from Mexico and discovered 44 pounds of cocaine with “a very high level of purity” worth approximately $750,000, according to the Terrebonne Narcotics Task Force.

Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter told HoumaToday.com that undercover informants played a significant role in the bust.

“We get information from people, and we’ve got to take that information and run with it,” Larpenter said. “Especially when you’re talking about drugs from other states and countries.”

An 18-wheeler was seized as part of a drug bust in South Louisiana that landed six men, three of them from Houston, in jail. $750,000 in cocaine was also seized.

State Police, the Jefferson and St. Charles Parish sheriffs’ offices, the U.S. DEA, Customs and Border Patrol, and Homeland Security Investigations also assisted with the probe.

One suspect was taken to the hospital after suffering from a heart attack, but officials have not clarified which one.

Law enforcement officials also seized two 18-wheelers and a Ford F-150 pickup.

The investigation is still pending, and additional arrests may follow.

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