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DPS snags $360k worth of cocaine, arrest 6 people

Special Agents with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized nearly 6 pounds of cocaine and arrested 6 people Tuesday.

According to DPS officials, the undercover operation took place at the La Quinta In, locataed at 6140 Gateway East Boulevard. Troopers estimate the seizure to be worth approximately $360,000.

Criminal Investigations Division (CID) Special Agents arrested four men and two women.

The suspects were identified as:

34-year-old Liz Minerva Carranza of Las Cruces, N.M.

20-year-old Stephanie Monique Lee Johnson of Lochbuie, Co.

36-year-old Jesus Gutierrez III of El Paso

24-year-old Lorenzo Miguel Palacios of  El Paso

31-year-old Ruben Zarazua Jr, of  Chaparral, N.M.

23-year-old Marcus Saul Nunez of  Brighton, Co.

All six suspects were booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility for engaging in organized criminal activity.

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