GREGG COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A two year investigation by FBI and Gregg County agents leads to seven arrests, cash and vehicles seized, and a major drug trafficking and money laundering operation out of action.
The most important arrest was of 25-year-old LaKendric Jamale Miller of Longview who was identified as the king-pin of the operation.
According to the unsealed indictment, Miller funneled millions through money grams and banks accounts, some through California. In one search, agents found a secret chamber in Miller's Graham Street home where huge amounts of cash were found.
Miller was a major drug supplier, and his arrest has made an impact.
"By taking those people out of the scene it greatly effects - in don't think it stops drug trafficking in Longview by any means - but it greatly effected drug trafficking here in Longview and how that trafficking has been going on and who the players are involved in it is, I think, its made Longview a safer place by having these people in jail," said officer Kevin Brown Lee, with the Longview Police Department.
All the suspects are being held on a U.S. Marshall detainer right now.