Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Treviño says he will dissolve a drug-fighting task force whose members are at the center of a federal corruption probe.
Sheriff Treviño tells Fox 2 News that he plans to meet with command staff Monday to hear the results of an internal investigation. Then he’ll disband the so-called “Panama Unit”.
But that does not mean that the public will get any less commitment from authorities.
A former Mission Police Officer and two Hidalgo deputies who worked on the interagency unit were arrested in December on charges of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Another Mission officer from another task force was also charged.