Center Police arrest 5 on trafficking charges

Alvaro Gomez
Alvaro Gomez
Arturo Gomez
Arturo Gomez
Gilberto Gomez
Gilberto Gomez
Juan Delacruz
Juan Delacruz
Mario Barrientos
Mario Barrientos

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The Center Police Department arrested five men on drug and weapon trafficking charges today.

According to Center Police Detective Ricky King, the department arrested Alvaro Gomez, Juan Delacruz, Arturo Garcia, Mario Barrientos, Gilberto Gomez after a year-long investigation.

All five had federal arrest warrants, King said.

In a press release, King said the five arrested were "among the top drug and illegal assault rifle dealers in Shelby County and their arrest puts a huge dent in the drug trafficking business here in Center."

DPS Narcotics, ATF, Constable Shad Sparks and the Shelby County Sheriff's Department assisted with the arrests.