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Batesville police arrest 3 with possible ties to Mexico

BATESVILLE, AR (KAIT) -

Police arrested three people in Batesville who investigators say may be connected to drug trafficking from Mexico.

According to an affidavit, earlier this year an undercover police officer from Conway purchased methamphetamine from Ubaldo Pedraza in Independence County.

Pedraza, according to the court document, left Arkansas and went to Mexico during the summer.

In mid-October, Pedraza contacted the officer saying he had associates in Batesville who wanted to sell meth.

Pedraza set up a meeting with the officer and his associates for Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. in the Ramada Inn parking lot, the affidavit stated. 

Several other agents set up surveillance nearby while the undercover agent went to purchase a pound of meth.

When agents stopped the suspects' vehicle they reported finding 479 grams of meth in a leather purse.

Officers arrested Jaime Murilolo-Gomez, Heriberto Pedraza-Garcia and Alejandra Cruz-Arreoolla on suspicion of trafficking a controlled substance.

The Batesville Police Department assisted the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the 16th Judicial Drug Task Force in the arrests.

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