Several of the men federal authorities say were involved in a Mexico-based drug trafficking and money-laundering organization with ties to Atlanta and Houston lived in an apartment in Smyrna.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported Wednesday that prosecutors in Atlanta charged six people in a federal complaint filed Monday, Feb. 16. Prosecutors say Nemias Cintora-Gonzalez was a local cocaine and methamphetamine supplier for the organization. Cintora-Gonzalez is accused of working with Jorge Armando-Reyes, Israel Edgardo Rivera-Pacheco, Victor Hugo Morales-Avila, Edgar Cintora-Gonzalez and Brenda Perez.
Authorities seized more than a dozen guns, ammunition, a bulletproof vest, counterfeit money and drugs from the Smyrna apartment where several of the men lived.
Mike Smith, Smyrna police public information officer, identified the apartment complex as Walton Grove, 2550 Cumberland Boulevard Southeast. He said Smyrna police were not involved in the investigation.