News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 20, 2010
Contact: Special Agent Roberto Bryan
Number: (504) 840-1360

Four Arrested in Drug Distribution/Money Laundering Investigation

JAN 20 -- Deborah Groom, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced on January 19, 2010, that the following individuals were arrested and appeared before various U.S. Magistrate Judges in the Western District of Arkansas, Southern District of Texas and Middle District of Tennessee for charges by Criminal Complaint as follows:

- William Hall, age 26, of Fort Smith, Arkansas who is charged by Criminal Complaint with one count of Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§
841(a)(1) and 846 and one count of Conspiracy to Launder Money in violation of Title 18 U.S.C.
§ 1956.

- Daniel Flores, age 32, of Edinburg, Texas who is charged by Criminal Complaint with one count of Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§
841(a)(1) and 846 and one count of Conspiracy to Launder Money in violation of Title 18 U.S.C.
§ 1956.

- Librado Espinoza-Valencia, age 38, of Alton, Texas who is charged by Criminal Complaint with one count of Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§
841(a)(1) and 846 and one count of Conspiracy to Launder Money in violation of Title 18 U.S.C.
§ 1956.

- Hector Cabrera-Vencebi, age 69, of Duck River, Tennessee who is charged by Criminal
Complaint with one count of Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§
841(a)(1) and 846 and one count of Conspiracy to Launder Money in violation of Title 18 U.S.C.
§ 1956.

In addition to the arrests of these individuals, federal, state and local law enforcement
officers executed three federal search warrants at locations in Edinburg, Texas, Alton, Texas and Duck River, Tennessee and seized a large amount of money and other evidence related to the charges. The arrests and search warrants resulted from a joint investigation by the Drug
Enforcement Administration (DEA), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Siloam Springs Police
Department, Fort Smith Police Department, Fayetteville Police Department, Arkansas State Police, and the United States Postal Service. The investigation is ongoing.

A Criminal Complaint is a form of accusation and is not evidence of guilt. The defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.