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.