By CRAIG ALANIZ
The Port Isabel Police Department with assistance of Homeland Security Investigation and Drug Enforcement Agency executed a felony arrest warrant March 26 at a shopping center in Port Isabel.
Adrian Niño was being served by both federal agencies for alleged delivery of a substance in a four to six month narcotic operation. Two other suspects were arrested with Niño, Quirino Martinez III and Jaime Adrian Nuñez.
After investigating the property, investigators recovered a large amount of U.S. currency, a second-degree felony’s amount of cocaine, a third-degree felony’s amount of Xanax, a handgun and a misdemeanor amount of marijuana.
All three arrestees were each charged with possession of substance PG-1, possession of substance PG-3, and possession of marijuana with a combined bond of $31,000. Niño and Nuñez, being convicted felons, were also charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, a third degree felony with an additional $8,000 bond.
Niño and Martinez bonded out while Nuñez was transported to Cameron County Jail.
On March 28, Niño’s younger brother, Alexis Niño and wife Lucia Garza were arrested in San Antonio for delivery of substance PG-1. Garza has bonded out and Niño is in the process of extradition from Bexar County to Cameron County Jail for a parole warrant for failure to report to his parole officer.
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