SPOKANE, Wash. -Details on a two-year investigation by the Spokane Regional Safe Streets Task Force were revealed in a press conference on Thursday.
Law enforcement with the Spokane Police Department, the Spokane County Sheriff's Office and the FBI have conducted several arrest and search operations in the area Thursday following what they are calling a successful two-year investigation that resulted in the "take down of a drug-trafficking criminal enterprise."
More than 100 federal, state, and local law enforcement agents coordinated arrest and search operations at approximately 15 locations throughout Washington and Idaho.
Thursday's operations led to the successful and safe arrests of 18 of 22 subjects implicated in an alleged significant drug-trafficking enterprise. The Spokane County Sheriff's Office says four additional people are still being sought.
Those arrested include the following:
45-year-old Marcos Ramirez-Mercado
23-year-old Edson Marcos Ramirez
51-year-old Mireya Hernandez
28-year-old Jose Alfredo Mendoza-Vaca
26-year-old Jose Antonio Rojas-Calvillo (Fugitive)
60-year-old Donald Reed Daniels
37-year-old Jorge Armando Hernandez-Vera
42-year-old Enrique Eduardo Rodriguez-Mercado
24-year-old Sergio L. Lopez
31-year-old Victor Alexander Rangel (Fugitive)
53-year-old Olton Leon Gaines
Spokane Valley, WA:
45-year-old Milton Oswaldo Pena
48-year-old Giovanni Pena (Fugitive)
29-year-old Frederico Ramos-Perez
31-year-old Juan Jose Navarro-Martinez
33-year-old Francisco Martinez-Perez (Fugitive)
47-year-old Angel Rodriguez Amezcua
29-year-old Nahum Martinez-Guadarrama
32-year-old Horacio Luna-Cano
Nine Mile Falls, WA:
35-year-old Joel Lyman
Post Falls, ID:
21-year-old Trevor Edward Fedele
43-year-old Edward Wayne Fedele