The government crackdown on the Schuele Boys has added another name to the growing list of defendants.
Julio Contreras, 31, of McAllen, Texas, was arrested at a border crossing in Mission, Texas as he attempted to return to the U.S. from Mexico. Contreras is charged with racketeering conspiracy, narcotics conspiracy and possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Wei Xiang said Contreras was the main supply source for cocaine sold by the Schuele Boys. The gang, which operated in the Schuele Avenue area of the East Side, is accused of multiple acts of violence and the distribution of illegal drugs.
A total of 28 defendants – nine have been convicted – have been charged in the case.