A Kansas City couple are among a group of 13 facing indictments for their roles in a $62 million cocaine conspiracy, the U.S. Attorney’s office announced.
Howard Chrisitan Walters, 41, and his wife, Nina Walters, 37, both of Lee’s Summit have been charged with trying to distribute more than 2,000 kilograms of cocaine. Louis Walker, 47, of Richmond, Mo.; Jose Luis Armendariz-Rascon, also known as “Uncle” or “Rambo,” 38, and Jesus Salvador Campoy-Estrada, also known as “Chava” or “Chavita,” 24, both citizens of Mexico residing in Kansas City, Kan.; Franciso Gastelum-Valdez, 51, of Overland Park, Kan.; Miguel Armendariz-Rascon, 30, a citizen of Mexico residing in Olathe, Kan.; Mark High, 52, and Antonio Starks-Fewell, 33, both of Springfield, Mo.; Otilio Zaragoza-Navarrette, 62, a Mexican national and lawful permanent resident, and Pamela Salais, 30, and her sister, Luisa Maria Salais, 28, all of El Paso, Texas; Armando Rosales, Jr., 29, of San Elizario, Texas; were charged in a 20-count indictment returned under seal by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Mo., on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. That indictment was unsealed and made public today upon the arrests and initial court appearances of most of the defendants.
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