HUGE drug bust happened in North Austin

After a year long investigation DEA and investigators finally cracked the whip and arrested 18 people in connection to a Mexican Cartel Drug trafficking ring.

"The investigation, dubbed Operation Spanx, started in March of 2017 and, during that time, agents were able to identify the focal point for the distribution network was stemming from J & J Auto at 10804 Motheral Dr. — near the intersection of North Lamar Boulevard and Braker Lane."

Authorities also identified Luis Villagrana, 32, of Leander, Texas, as the ringleader behind the Austin office.

In the past 24 hours, 18 people were arrested in connection with the sting. Another 10 people who were already in custody for other charges were served federal search warrants. A total of 40 people have been arrested in this case. Most of the suspects live in the Austin-area. 

This drug bust is linked to a major Mexican Cartel and is a huge break for the Drug Enforcement Agency

SHOUT OUT to APD, DEA and all agencies that took part in this investigation to get these drugs off the streets.

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