Two Houston-area men have been arrested and charged with running a large drug ring dealing marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced.
Rigoberto Vargas-Munoz and his nephew, Edgar Munoz-Munoz, are both Mexican nationals living here illegally, the USAO says. They supervised an operation that brought the drugs across the border to Houston and then sent them on to points further north.
"Vargas-Munoz and his organization utilized ports of entry throughout the Southern District of Texas in attempts to smuggle their narcotics," the USAO says. "Between March 2009 and November 2011, Vargas-Munoz and his organization have been linked to nine separate narcotics seizures, the indictment indicates."
Parts of the indictment remain sealed, since they deal with suspects who have not yet been arrested, the USAO says.