Two UPS employees have been accused of taking part in a larger drug trafficking operation by transporting packages of cocaine through their work. The two employees, Orlando Candelario Almanza, 49, of Edinburg, and Fidencio Salinas Jr., 51, of Pharr, were arrested along with three other people on February 21. They were charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, according to a news release.
The other three arrested in the trafficking operation include 48-year-old Javier Enrique Mendoza, 58-year-old Jose Felipe Lozano, and 45-year-old Enrique Bernardo Gamez. Almanza and Salinas allegedly transported the packages of cocaine that were provided to them by Mendoza. Reportedly, Lozano printed out the fake shipping labels and Gamez stored the packages of cocaine at his home before they were distributed.