McALLEN (December 11, 2009)-Federal prosecutors announced Thursday that 25 people had been arrested during the last two weeks in connection with an attempt to send shipments of drugs through the U.S. Postal Service.
The packages were mailed from the Rio Grand Valley.
A U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman said the arrests were the result of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Hidalgo County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force.
Agents visiting local post offices in the Rio Grande Valley found numerous individuals mailing "drug-laden boxes," prosecutors said in a prepared statement.
Those arrested were from several cities in south Texas as well as California and Mexico.
AP Reports contributed to this story