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Rio Grande Texas: Home of Narcotics Investigator Torched by Golfo Cartel

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February 12, 2014 

RIO GRANDE CITY – Starr County authorities say they  will not let cartel intimidation tactics get in the way of enforcing the  law.
Starr County District Attorney Omar Escobar said  one of his narcotics investigators was the victim of retaliation from the Gulf  cartel.
Escobar said cartel members set his investigator’s  house on fire. The blaze happened at approximately 4:30 a.m. Tuesday on the 200  block of Shady Grove Drive.
Sheriff investigators said the house was under  construction and there was no electricity service to the structure.
“We have information that one of our investigators  (was) targeted because of … his work as a narcotics investigator,” Escobar  said.
“We strongly believe this was basically the Camargo  sector of the Gulf cartel that’s responsible for this arson,” Escobar said.
Escobar said they got a tip a few months ago that  investigators were confiscating too many drug loads.
Escobar said the investigator works the area  between Roma and Rio Grande City.
Escobar said his office is taking the lead in the  investigation. He asked for assistance from the FBI and Immigration and Customs  Enforcement.

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