Federal agents arrested a Texas border city cop who they claim escorted a drug load during an undercover sting. The officer in question worked in law enforcement in the area for at least 20 years.
This week, agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration arrested Alejandro Martinez, a sergeant with Donna Police, on drug conspiracy charges. He remains in federal custody pending a detention hearing later this week. The case was first reported by local journalist David Hendricks from the Progress Times.
A criminal complaint filed by the DEA revealed that on January 31, a “confidential source” wearing a recording device met with Martinez in the parking lot of a church. During the conversation, the police sergeant reportedly agreed to help protect a drug load that would be moved through Donna at a later date.
On February 25, Martinez reportedly worked with an undercover agent and the source to move a vehicle loaded with 5 kilograms of cocaine through Donna. Martinez guided the drugs along a predetermined route and then carried out a random traffic stop to tie up other police vehicles to provide cover, prosecutors allege. Martinez met with the undercover authorities after the operation to reportedly collect $1,500 cash for his help.
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