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07/06/06 - East Texas

More Arraignments in 'Operation Kings Court'

by Ramonica R. Jones

There are three more 'not guilty' pleas in the case involving a drug-trafficking ring in East Texas.

Ramiro Leal, Ruben Lopez, and Juan Ramos made their initial appearance in federal court Thursday. They are among 20 alleged gang members indicted in what was called Operation Kings Court.

Authorities arrested all of them in a drug trafficking sting that lasted four years. The suspects are from Lufkin, Nacogdoches, and Diboll.

The men have another court date set for August 7th In Beaumont.

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