Posted: Dec 13, 2012 12:00 PM by Associated Press
McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Two South Texas law enforcement officers are accused of escorting drugs as part of an undercover sting.
Mission police officer Alexis Rigoberto Espinoza was expected to appear Thursday in McAllen federal court. The other officer's identity is not named in the criminal complaint against Espinoza.
The complaint alleges agents saw Espinoza and the other law enforcement officer drive in separate cars transporting a load of cocaine. The complaint says Espinoza took a $3,000 bribe in November to watch as 9 kilograms of cocaine were moved from McAllen to nearby Weslaco.
Espinoza is accused of taking $4,000 in a similar operation days later.
Espinoza did not have an attorney listed Thursday.
The complaint identifies Espinoza as a task force officer being investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
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