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Third arrest made in Alamo security leak investigation

August 3, 2018

ALAMO — Police here made another arrest Wednesday night in an ongoing investigation into an alleged security leak that put sensitive narcotics information into the hands of local drug dealers.

Janine Lynn Garza, 54, was arrested on a tampering with physical evidence charge, according to Alamo Police Chief Baudelio Castillo.

Garza is the mother of the city’s executive secretary, Crystal Denise Garza, who was arrested last week on an engaging in organized criminal activity charge. Castillo said the city employee allegedly leaked police department narcotics information to area drug dealers.

Her mother will be arraigned this afternoon.

Castillo said his officers are working with the U.S. Marshals Service on “rounding up several others.”

The elder Garza’s arrest comes on the heels of the arrest of the executive secretary’s boyfriend, Eddie Bernal Ramirez, on July 27 on an evidence tampering charge.

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msmith@themonitor.com

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