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Feds: South Texas bailiff accused of forging documents to to steal cocaine

May 10, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Feds: South Texas bailiff accused of forging documents to to steal cocaine

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A bailiff in Hidalgo County, Texas faces federal drug charges after FBI agents alleged that he conspired with two other men to steal loads of cocaine.

Oscar De La Cruz, a bailiff at Hidalgo County Court 6, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge J. Scott Hacker this week who ordered him remanded into custody without bond.

De La Cruz faces a charge of conspiring to possess with intent to distribute over five kilos of cocaine, The Monitor reported.

FBI agents with the public corruption task force detained De La Cruz late last week at the Hidalgo County Courthouse. Documents acquired by Breitbart Texas indicated that the took place came after a probe was launched in October 2017 when an informant told authorities that he paid a person to get him police records claiming that drug loads were confiscated.

In the southern portion of Texas, drug smugglers often steal from cartels in Mexico and cover up the theft by alleging that they were officially seized.

According to the indictment, the informant reached out to the agents with a second informant who then reported that De La Cruz was the bailiff who provided court records claiming that the U.S. DEA seized multiple cocaine shipments.

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