CORPUS CHRISTI (AP) — Federal prosecutors say 10 people affiliated with a Texas-based Latino prison gang were arrested in a coordinated series of roundups in the Corpus Christi, Houston and San Antonio areas.READ MORE: Appeals Court Ruling Keeps Abortion Ban In Place In Texas
The Justice Department says the arrests are part of a three-year investigation of drug trafficking involving members of the Hermandad de Pistoleros Latinos — or HPL gang.READ MORE: Amtrak Train From Fort Worth Crashes In Oklahoma, Four Hurt
Four are charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and two with conspiracy to distribute heroin.
Three others are charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine distribution and possession to distribute the drug. Besides the drug charge, the 10th person arrested also faces weapons charges.MORE NEWS: Critical Race Theory Law Could Be Behind Latest Southlake Racism Controversy
Penalties if convicted on the charges vary from 10 years to life in prison.