11 mafia members arrested in Texas for drug trafficking

Posted at 8:53 PM, Apr 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-15 21:56:34-04

Officials are looking for three suspects in connection with a heroin/cocaine trafficking operation in the Seguin and New Braunfels area.

Authorities arrested eight suspects already connected to the case.

Those arrests include: 

  • Joey Mertz Gonzales (aka “Wheel Chair”), age 47, of Seguin;
  • Jeffrey Ozell Sarabia (aka “Guero”), age 43, of Seguin;
  • Eddie Flores (aka “Lil E”), age 29, of Seguin;
  • Carlos Rios, age 45, of Live Oak, TX;
  • David Phillip Urdiales (aka “Termite”), age 37, of New Braunfels;
  • Cruz Carlos Acosta, age 36, of New Braunfels;
  • Noel Arce, age 44, of Mario, TX; and,
  • Mario Albert Leal, Jr. (aka “Lil Man”), age 34, of Seguin.

Authorities are still searching for: 

  • Adrian Francisco Barbosa (aka “Lil A”), age 29, of New Braunfels
  • John Gary Ortiz (aka “Big John”), age 30, of Seguin
  • Christopher James Davila (aka “Luck”), age 32, of Seguin.

A grand jury indictment charged the suspects with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance. The indictment said they are responsible for distributing heroin, cocaine and meth in the Seguin and New Braunfels area since 2010. 

Throughout the investigation, authorities have seized about three pounds of heroin, 13 pounds of cocaine, one pound of meth, one pound of marijuana, $60,000 and six firearms. 

If you have information as to the whereabouts of Barbosa, Ortiz and Davila, please contact the FBI at (210) 225-6741.

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