La Estrella's reach

Until 2009, Martha Garnica, a veteran law enforcement officer and U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent, coordinated drug and human trafficking operations through border stations of El Paso. Known as "La Estrella" ( the star ) to the Ciudad Juarez-based crime syndicate La Linea, Garnica unwittingly recruited another CBP agent working undercover for law enforcement, code-named "Angel." Some of Garnica's co-conspirators:


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