DEA: Drug raids net 25 arrests of drug traffickers with ties to Tango Orejon

By Mariah Medina - Digital Journalist

SAN ANTONIO - The Drug Enforcement Agency on Tuesday conducted a series of raids throughout San Antonio in what the agency is calling a targeted strike on known drug traffickers.

Will Glaspey, special agent in charge for the DEA's Houston Division said officials apprehended 25 people with ties to one of San Antonio's most active violent street gangs, Tango Orejon.

"We culminated a one year investigation targeting individuals that have ties to Tango Orejon, these individuals are violent individuals that have been selling drugs in our communities," Glaspey said.

Glaspey said that multiple kilograms of drugs including heroin, methamphetamine and fentanyl were seized in the operation. Glaspey said of the 31 individuals indicted in their operation, 25 are in custody and are facing federal charges.

He said that while other raids were conducted in Austin, McAllen and Corpus Christi, the drugs seized Tuesday were found in the Alamo City.

"Our focus is to help make our community here in San Antonio safer by targeting these violent drug trafficking organizations and the individuals that make up these organizations," Glaspey said.

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